Legal Words

By Brenda Clark, CHRE

Among HR’s many roles, human resources professionals are responsible for ensuring their organizations comply with labour and employment law.

By Joel Smith

A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (ONSC) serves to remind employers of the serious – and expensive – risks associated with alleging just cause for termination without a reasonable basis for doing so.

By Kelly VanBuskirk

Every once in a while, a Canadian employment law case causes employers to rethink their management practices. 

By Melissa Campeau

Workplaces have been continuously evolving over the past few decades, and issues surrounding the employer/employee relationship (and everything in between) are far from black and white.

By Michael Donsky

On April 29, 2014, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature.

By Sheryl L. Johnson

Protection against discrimination on the basis of family status is relatively new in Canada. Perhaps its relative “newness” contributes to making it one of the most difficult forms of workplace accommodation requests for employers to respond to.