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Top 10 most-read First Reference Talks blog posts for 2019

Top 10 articles for 2019

This year on the First Reference Talks blog, we’ve been covering some of the hot topics in employment and labour law and employee management. Making the list this year are blog posts on the topic of termination (again), on breaching confidentiality, privacy and the duty to accommodate among others.

Here’s the full top 10 list of the most-read First Reference Talks blog posts from our regular bloggers for 2019:

  1. Top five things to consider when dismissing an employee – Vey Willetts LLP
  2. Calculating severance: What do the courts say? – David M. Brown, Kent Employment Law
  3. Requiring agility – How much can an employer change job duties? – Lisa Stam, Spring Law
  4. Employee entitled to vacation pay on “discretionary” bonus – Sean Bawden, Labour Pains
  5. Can accommodation include a reduction in pay? – Rudner Law
  6. When sharing is not caring: The high cost of breaching confidentiality – Rudner Law
  7. Failure to disclose planned layoff costs employer 22 months pay and 20K punitive damages – Doug MacLeod, MacLeod Law Firm
  8. Progressive discipline leads to termination for cause for poor performance – Barry B. Fisher LL.B.
  9. Clauses to include in an employment contract – Jeff Dutton, Dutton Employment Law
  10. Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s consent guidelines are in effect as of January 1, 2019 – Christina Catenacci

We want to thank all our regular and occasional contributors for their contributions to First Reference Talks in 2019.

Thanks to all our readers for reading the blog and we love hearing from you so feel free to

We will have much more for you in 2020!

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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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