At the beginning of a new year, it's good to wonder what is in store in 2017 for HR law and payroll? Let's discuss and provide practical steps HR and payroll can take to prepare for these trends and changes.
We are signing off with a list of the top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts 2016.
Human rights issues and rules for termination notice seem to have been hot topics this year with several blog posts on the topics making it on the list.
The top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts 2016
- New limits on criminal records checks, Stringer LLP
- EI waiting period changes January 1, 2017, Michele Glassford
- Federal or provincial? Understanding employment and labour law jurisdiction for First Nations employers, Vey Willetts LLP
- Commission sales employees: Two common errors to avoid, Vey Willetts LLP
- Working through the notice period, Stuart Rudner
- Beware of the one month per year of service “rule”, part 4, Alison J. Bird
- Yes your employees may be legally entitled to time off work to watch their kids, even if they give you no advance
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (ORB) recently held that a non-profit’s non—payment of wages and funding challenges amounted to constructive dismissal of one of its employees. (See Aundrea Di Giuseppe v Hospice Richmond Hill, 2015 CanLII 56255 (ON LRB)).
The employee was the Executive Director at Hospice Richmond Hill (the “Employer”) for over 8 years. In 2010, the Employer started to receive long-term funding from the Trillium Foundation, and a portion of this grant funded the Executive Director position. March 2014 was the last time the Employer used this grant to pay the Executive Director. Thereafter, the Employer used its General Account to fund the Executive Director’s wages.
However, the Employer was experiencing ongoing financial difficulties. For instance, from January 2 to August 1, 2014, the Employer essentially maxed out its overdraft facilities on its General Account. In some instances, it funded its operations by exceeding its overdraft … Continue reading “Non-profit’s funding challenges lead to constructive dismissal”