The Ontario Superior Court of Justice just decided that although an employee was constructively dismissed when he was suddenly “laid off,” the employer did not owe the employee any damages because he failed to mitigate his loss.
A recent British Columbia Supreme Court jury award has established a new Canadian high for punitive damages in an employment law case. (In PDF)
The privacy commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia have collaborated on guidelines to help small and medium enterprises understand the risks and obligations associated with cloud computing and privacy…
A recent article in the Globe and Mail’s careers section caused me to do a triple-take. It quoted studies indicating that the more an organization seeks to be undiscriminating and merit-based in its employment practices, the less likely it is to achieve those objectives. (In PDF)
The Federal Court of Appeal just confirmed that an employee who engaged in misconduct and lost his job was not allowed to receive Employment Insurance benefits…
Statistics Canada has published its updated absenteeism report for 2011, indicating little change from the year before. From 2001 to 2011, in an average week, 8.1 percent of “fulltime employees holding one job were absent from work for all or part of the week for personal reasons.”