Mastering the ins and outs of the duty to accommodate under human rights legislation is hard. In fact, some would go so far as to say impossible. It’s no wonder this topic has floated to the top of the list of challenges faced by HR practitioners. I’ve given this some thought and come up with a number of rules that I feel should be followed in all cases.
Last year, I reminded employers of the danger of failing to continue disability benefits after dismissing an employee and providing pay in lieu of notice. An important case has now passed through the Ontario Court of Appeal...
Our last HRinfodesk poll asked readers if they connect with their boss or any of their co-workers on any social media platform. According to poll results, the majority said they don’t or never will.
Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers are required to post the Act and any explanatory material prepared by the ministry. Now this requirement includes the new Health & Safety at Work — Prevention Starts Here poster.
If you have ever worked with your employment lawyer to prepare a severance package for one of your employees, then you have probably had a discussion about the risks associated with not continuing an employee’s disability coverage throughout the notice period… (In PDF)