Employee Protections during Police Record Checks

By , November 14, 2018 4:14 pm

Often employers require a new hire to provide a police record checks. Starting November 1, 2018 changes made under the Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act will be in force. Previously, police record checks were not regulated in Ontario. With the new Reform Act in force, the police record checks process becomes standardized across Ontario Continue Reading…

Was your Suspension a Constructive Dismissal?

By , October 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Was your Suspension a Constructive Dismissal? Employees today spend as much time at work as they do at home. So, the workplace should be an environment where you feel secure, trusted and safe. Unexpected changes in your job, such as a suspension, can leave you feeling confused, frustrated and unsure of where you stand. Your Continue Reading…

Increased Federal Protections Against Harassment and Violence

By , October 12, 2018 12:18 pm

The Federal government is consulting the public on changes to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) to increase protections against harassment and violence. Federally regulated employees, like those who work for banks, airlines, telecom or national transportation companies are covered by the  CLC. The government proposes to set solid guidelines in order to resolve and prevent Continue Reading…

A Change for Employees and Termination Packages: The IBM Example

By , September 7, 2018 3:48 pm

The Basics Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employees who are terminated are entitled to appropriate notice of termination, which is generally a week’s worth of notice, or pay in lieu of notice, for each year worked up to a maximum of eight weeks. Not every employee is also entitled to severance.  Therefore, if you Continue Reading…

Fired and Your Union Won’t Help?  Options to Consider

By , August 31, 2018 7:07 am

Your Rights and the Union If you are a unionized employee who has been fired, you may be desperately searching for legal advice on how to proceed.  Unlike non-unionized employees who can bring their employers to court, employees with union representation lose that right. Because of this, there are instances in which you may benefit Continue Reading…

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