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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Saving clauses do not permit employers to contract out of the ESA

The Superior Court of Justice recently held that an employer cannot contract out of its obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 by including a “saving clause” in its employment contract.

Entitlements to public holidays during the holiday season

There are a number of upcoming public (statutory or general) holidays that require employers to provide paid days off to employees. Below, we have summarized some the most important obligations with respect to those holidays.

High award for discrimination against a job applicant

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently decided on what to award a successful former job applicant who filed a claim against a prospective employer, Imperial Oil Limited.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

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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