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3 Trends in HR Law

Employment law in Canada has a solid foundation of jurisprudence and excellent practitioners on behalf of both employers and employees who feel that their rights have been infringed upon in the workplace. But there are always new issues and new developments to deal with. They include an ever-expanding number of human and personal rights issues like transgender issues and how to deal with a workforce that is more precarious and transient. In addition, employers are now not just being asked to deal with some tricky legal issues after they arise, but to be responsible for preventing them in the future. Here are 3 of those trending issues...



Employee Engagement or Experience?
There used to be a widely held belief that the key to success in modern enterprise was an engaged workforce. That is still true. But the way to get employees engaged is to get them involved in having an experience that is true for them.


Supporting Military Veterans in Business
As we commemorated Remembrance Day in November, we were reminded of all that military men and women do for our country. They risk their lives so that we can enjoy freedom. They know what it takes to work hard, to take risks, to be self-sufficient and resilient.

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Personal Finances a Major Stressor for Many Canadians
Many Canadians continue to struggle with high debt levels and some feel they have insufficient savings for the future. New research suggests that the stress is affecting workplace productivity.





    

Fed. Gov’t. Takes Strong Action Against Harassment and Sexual Violence at Work

Canada's Unions Welcome Legislation on Workplace Harassment and Violence

More Choice And Flexibility For Families And Caregivers, Starting December 3, 2017

Winners of the 2018 'Canada's Top 100 Employers' Competition are Announced

Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance Established to Advance Gender Diversity on Boards and EX Positions

Website Aims to Help Canadians Prepare For an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Making the Case for Workplace Wellness Programs



 

    News

BC: Paving the Way for Women to Thrive in the Building Trades

AB: New Transition Supports for Alberta Coal Workers

SK: Prov. Celebrates Skilled Trades and Technology Week

MB: Prov. Begins Consultations On Project Labour Agreements

ON: Prov. Creating Fair Workplaces by Expanding Personal Emergency Leave

ON: Prov. Seeking Public Input to Strengthen Worker Safety

ON: Unifor Welcomes Paid Domestic Violence Leave in Bill 148

NB: Legislation to Support Small Businesses Introduced

PE: Helping Students Move from the Classroom to the Workplace

This Month
viewpoints
Retirement Just Ain’t What it Used to Be
Smart HR professionals will take advantage of this new cadre of older workers to fill existing holes and provide a steady hand to guide their younger workforce.

features
3 Trending Issues in Employment Law
Employers are now not just being asked to deal with some tricky legal issues after they arise, but to be responsible for preventing them in the future.
Which Comes First Employee Engagement or Employee Experience?
The way to get employees engaged is to get them involved in having an experience that is true for them.


law
Employer Not Liable for Defamation for Giving Partly Negative Reference
An employer must be able to give a job reference with candour,” a judge rules.
Arbitration Decision on Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Is Overturned
An appeal court found the arbitration board ignored evidence regarding substance misuse among non-unionized employees.
Union Found to Discriminate Against Tradesperson with Exam Anxiety
An Ontario employer has been found not liable for defamation for providing a partially negative employment reference to a former employee looking for work elsewhere.
strategies
Leadership Lessons on Supporting Military Veterans in Business
Military veterans know what it takes to work hard, to take risks, to be self-sufficient and resilient. We have an obligation and a duty to make sure their transition back into civilian life is as easy as possible.
Thank-You Notes Can Tip the Scale in Job Candidates' Favour, Yet Few Write Them
Survey shows manners matter in job search.

Shop Talk
The Season – and Rewards – of Corporate Giving
Canadian CFOs cite importance, benefits of corporate social responsibility.
Money on the Mind: Personal Finances a Major Stressor for Many Canadians
Canadian organizations could benefit by increasing employee financial wellness initiatives.



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