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Tougher harassment rules to apply to online spaces: Labour minister

Liberal government wants its proposed stricter rules to crack down on harassment in federal workplaces to reflect the fact that colleagues no longer restrict their interactions to daytime hours at the office. “We know that those boundaries are very blurry and especially in workplaces like ours,” Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said Monday after appearing before [...]

By | 2018-02-14T19:35:31+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lululemon CEO resigns after over 4 years at the helm

Vancouver-based apparel company says all employees must show 'respect' for each other Lululemon chief executive Laurent Potdevin has resigned after over four years at the helm, amid unspecified "conduct" problems, the apparel company said Monday. The retailer made the announcement after the stock market closed, and said the move was effective immediately. "Lululemon expects all employees to exemplify the highest [...]

By | 2018-02-13T15:22:59+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grin and bear it

Reinstatement of fired Quebec waitress reminds employers that firing a worker without cause isn’t a simple matter Don’t like an employee? Then fire him. Employers that don’t want particular employees around shouldn’t have to put up with them, right? Well, kind of. There are many protections in the legal arena that prevent employers from simply [...]

By | 2018-02-07T19:02:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canada adds 79,500 jobs in November; unemployment falls to 5.9 per cent

Average hourly wages continue to accelerate, rising 2.7 per cent from last year. Hiring in Canada unexpectedly surged in November, sending the unemployment rate tumbling to a more than nine-year low as there were more people working in the trade and manufacturing sectors, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The 79,500 increase in hiring last month was well [...]

By | 2018-02-05T19:56:51+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Investigations: The proper path to discipline and dismissal

Workplace harassment and violence require employers to jump into action, but not to conclusions. Employers are obligated to do what they can to keep the workplace safe and hospitable for employees. And that includes proactive methods such as training and posted policies on subjects such as safety and harassment. But employers also have to be [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:30:16+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario’s highest court upholds just cause dismissal for long service employee

Negligence, poor performance, dishonesty can be cause for dismissal even for long-term workers. It is fair to say that dismissals for cause (where no notice obligations are required by the employer as a result of the employees conduct) are the exception rather than the rule in Ontario. However, a recent decision from the Ontario Court [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:28:00+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Economy growth

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada reports the economy grew 0.5 per cent in July, the second month of recovery from a significant decline in May and a better showing than many economists predicted. July’s growth was led by the mining, oil and gas extraction sector, which was up 3.9 per cent from June. That included a [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:26:28+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feds set to tighten group layoff rules and requirements for businesses

OTTAWA (CP) — Federal officials are set to tighten labour rules to make it tougher for large, federally regulated companies to conduct mass layoffs without warning. The requirements for businesses dealing with what are known as group terminations have undergone a quiet overhaul amid concerns from officials and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk that the rules [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:25:13+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wage gap between Canadian men and women narrows with education

Educated women make 72 per cent of what men earn: OECD study TORONTO (CP) — A global education study reveals larger-than-average earning gaps between Canadian men and women, but that narrows as women pursue higher levels of study. The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) analysed data from 35 member countries [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:19:44+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lower salary projections to continue into next year

Gains of 2.2 per cent predicted, down from 2.4 per cent in 2016. Canadians can expect to see average base salary increases of 2.2 per cent in 2017, according to a survey of almost 700 Canadian public and private sector employers by Korn Ferry Hay Group in June and July. The 2.2 per cent projection [...]

By | 2018-01-10T14:18:36+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments