Human Resources Blog

  • 6 ways to deal with unreliable workers

    By on June 1, 2016

    Unreliable people not only let themselves down, they typically drain their manager of energy and time, according to Karen Gately, HR and people management specialist, and author of the book, The People Manager’s Toolkit. Original Post: HRM Canada  The problem is they can’t be relied upon to deliver consistently and tend to cause havoc for the rest of the team, she added.

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  • $250,000 fine against school board may be largest-ever

    By on May 25, 2016

    Original Post: Canadian Safety Reporter A $250,000 fine against school board may be largest-ever against not-for-profit organization in Ontario. A school board has been handed a $250,000 fine under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act after the death of a maintenance worker. The maintenance worker had been assigned the task of replacing a safety cage on a ceiling light in a high

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  • Liberals unveil plan to outlaw transgender hate speech, discrimination

    By on May 18, 2016

    The federal government has introduced legislation to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians. Similar legislation has failed to pass Parliament on multiple occasions, including the most recent attempt last year by NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose bill was gutted in the Senate. The new legislation would strengthen provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act to bar discrimination in federal jurisdictions on

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  • Employer awarded $35,000 for wrongful resignation

    By on May 11, 2016

    By now, we all know what a wrongful termination is in the employment context. But how many have heard of a wrongful resignation? The Superior Court of Ontario recently reminded us that employers are within their rights to bring a wrongful resignation claim against an employee who fails to provide her or his employer with reasonable notice of resignation. Original Post: Canadian

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  • Owner of Taxicab Business Fined $15,000 After Failing to Pay Employee

    By on May 4, 2016

    GUELPH, ON – Danial Ward Warren operating as Dan’s Taxi has been fined $15,000 for failure to pay money owed to an employee after being ordered to do so by a Ministry of Labour employment standards officer.  The order was issued when the company failed to pay an employee minimum wage and other entitlements in the amount of $14,561. Danial

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