2014-15 province-wide ESA inspection blitzes
The Ontario Ministry of Labour proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the Employment Standards Program have been announced. The goal of these inspection blitzes is to ensure worker rights are protected and enhance employers’ awareness of their responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act and Regulations. Province-wide workplace inspection blitzes for 2014-2015 include:
Disclosure about departing employee allowed under privacy law
When a manager sent an email to staff about a former employee’s new job with a different company, the individual complained to the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner that the employer did not have authority to disclose her personal information in the email.
Lucky employer loses severance battle but escapes large payment
When a spat over a bonus turned a friendly employment relationship into a termination without cause, a British Columbia employer thought it had an enforceable policy in place to limit the employee’s severance to the statutory minimum.