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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Taxable benefits: Employer-provided vehicles

Does an employee’s use of an employer-provided vehicle give rise to a taxable benefit? (In PDF)

Termination for cause substituted with two-week suspension

Following an accident where an employee caused $14,000 worth of damages to the employer’s truck and provided a false statement to the police as to what happened: the employer terminated the employee for cause. An Alberta labour arbitrator did not believe the employee’s action warranted termination…

Accommodation and probationary employees

An employee doesn’t need to have informed her or his employer about a disability to make out a prima facie case of discrimination, the Alberta Court of Appeal affirmed in a recent decision. At the same time, however, an employer is only required to accommodate a probationary employee in the position for which she or he was hired…

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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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