In Nova Scotia, an employer in the construction industry may become certified by a union if the Labour Board is satisfied that the applicant union “has as members in good standing more than fifty percent of the employees in the appropriate unit”. Accordingly, the definition of the bargaining unit is a significant issue in construction industry certifications because the employees in the unit materially impact whether the certification application is successful.
Ashley Madison, the world’s leading website for married people seeking extramarital affairs, recently made headlines when a former employee sued the Canadian-based organization for $20-million for injuries sustained while creating fake profiles of women for the site. Doriana Silva was hired by Ashley Madison to help launch a Brazilian version of the dating site. Shortly after she came on board, she was asked to create 1000 “fake female profiles”—in a period of three weeks—in order to lure men to sign up for the new service. According to Silva, creating these profiles “created an enormous amount of keyboarding” and she quickly developed severe pain in her wrists and forearms (Source: CBC News).
Silva alleges that the company ignored her complaints and her request for a wrist rest. According to her claim, she became unable to do her job and “remains seriously disabled in many if not all aspects … Continue reading “Ashley Madison’s $20M employee lawsuit for workplace related injuries”
It's the time of the year again when employers and payroll specialists have to start their T4 year-end process and need to know what's new in payroll for 2012. In addition, several changes to pension, employment standards and other legal requirements are coming into force January 1, 2012. This blog post provides you with a brief summary of some of the changes employers need to know and prepare for: