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Managing short-term absences: Lessons learned the hard way

What kind of medical information can an employer require to justify an employee’s short-term absence? Can the employer discipline or terminate the employee for the failure to provide sufficient information? Many employers have asked these questions and faced these challenges. Some have terminated for abandonment of employment or insubordination when employees failed to deliver the information. (In PDF)

End of the year 2012 – what’s new for payroll 2013

It’s the time of the year again when employers and/or payroll specialists have to start their 2012 T4/RL year-end process and need to know what’s new for 2013. All employee payroll records for the year in question must be updated, adjusted and cleared prior to December 31 of each year…

Alleged termination for expressing religious and political views

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice had to decide if a former employee’s claim is based on the plaintiff’s allegation that his employment was terminated due to statements made and opinions held by him respecting the armed conflict in Syria.

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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