Human Resources Blog

  • OHSA charges against company dismissed

    By on July 27, 2016

    Original Post: Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law, written by Adrian Miedema An employer has beat occupational health and safety charges laid after its supervisor caused an explosion when he defied instructions and took it upon himself to use a torch to thaw ice that had accumulated in a culvert. In a production meeting, the supervisor raised the issue of the ice

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  • The Right Way to Check a Reference

    By on July 13, 2016

    Reposted from: Harvard Business Review: written by Claudio Fernández-Arroz Over the course of my career, I’ve fired only two people, and both were workers at my family ranch. (I actually rehired one of them a few years later.) In my roles as an operations and logistics line manager in Argentina, a management consultant in Europe, and a leader at the global

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  • The one thing you should never do at a termination meeting

    By on June 29, 2016

    There are plenty of things HR professionals should avoid when dismissing an employee and one recent case from B.C. is serving as the perfect reminder – simple pitfalls can still catch seasoned employers out. Original Post: HRM Canada by: Nicola Middlemiss Helicopter mechanic D’arcy Wayne Saliken was dismissed – allegedly for cause – after 15 months employment with Alpine Aerotech Limited Partnership.

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  • Ontario Protects Employees’ Tips and Gratuities

    By on June 15, 2016

    Starting June 10th, 2016, Ontario is making it illegal for employers to take employees’ tips and other gratuities, except in limited circumstances. Original Post: Ministry of Labour News Room Employers will also not be able to make deductions from tips for things like spillage, breakage, losses or damage. These rules affect employers and employees covered by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 in workplaces where

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  • Worker Killed in Windsor, Company Fined $175,000

    By on June 8, 2016

    WINDSOR, ON – Canadian Electrocoating Ltd., a manufacturer in the automotive sector, pleaded guilty and has been fined $175,000 in the death of a worker. The fatality occurred on September 19, 2014 at the company’s facility at 945 Prince Road in Windsor. On that date, three workers were working at a parts table, loading parts onto a rack in an

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