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There’s No Reason Not to Give a Reference

There’s No Reason Not to Give a Reference

As I stated in my recent Canadian HR Law blog post, in the vast majority…

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After-Acquired Cause for Dismissal: What Employers Don’t Know Might Help Them

After-Acquired Cause for Dismissal: What Employers Don’t Know Might Help Them

EMPLOYERS: Imagine that you dismiss an employee on without cause basis, perhaps as part of…

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Investigating just cause

Investigating just cause

Some form of investigation should be undertaken before summary dismissal is imposed In recent years,…

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What do you do if your employee is ‘one of them’?

What do you do if your employee is ‘one of them’?

In almost all cases, you will be able to terminate the relationship The recent events…

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Working Efficiently With Your Lawyer

Working Efficiently With Your Lawyer

Our lawyers are here to help you. We want to do so efficiently and cost-effectively.…

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When should you retain an Employment Lawyer?

When should you retain an Employment Lawyer?

The simple answer is that you should retain a lawyer that specializes in employment law…

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Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: Looking at the Allegations Against Canada’s Spy Agency

Workplace Harassment and Discrimination: Looking at the Allegations Against Canada’s Spy Agency

You have probably seen this in the news – five employees have filed a $35-million…

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Don’t judge a relationship by its title: Misclassification of employees as contractors

Don’t judge a relationship by its title: Misclassification of employees as contractors

Employment relationships are not always black and white, even if there is a written agreement…

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Bonus Clauses: Be Sure they Say What You Think They Say

Bonus Clauses: Be Sure they Say What You Think They Say

Bonus: You will be entitled to a discretionary annual bonus of up to 40% of…

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You Can Fire Someone Without Saying So, But Even “I Quit” May Not Be a Resignation

You Can Fire Someone Without Saying So, But Even “I Quit” May Not Be a Resignation

The Unintentional Dismissal: Be Careful What You Say to Your Staff We all know that…

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Efficiency can’t trump safety

Efficiency can’t trump safety

Candace Carnahan gave an inspiring speech in Charlottetown This week, I was fortunate enough to…

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Restrictive Covenants: What Did I Agree To?!

Restrictive Covenants: What Did I Agree To?!

Imagine that you have been the loyal and dedicated employee of the same employer for…

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