Contract Clarity Serves Employers Well

Traditionally, it has been difficult to convince courts to enforce termination clauses in employment contracts. This has been particularly difficult in the Province of Ontario. Commenters have suggested that most of the difficulty for employers stems from the fact...

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Dealing Successfully with the Self-Represented Litigant: Employer has Civil Claim of Former Employee Dismissed in its Entirety

By James D. Kondopulos and Andrew Eyer In a recent B.C. Supreme Court case, Hall v. Trueblue (c.o.b. Labour Ready), B.C.J. No. 2212 (S.C.), a self-represented litigant named Tammy Kay Hall filed a brief notice of civil claim against...

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Immigrant Recruitment in Canada: A Truly Competitive Platform Needed

By Riffat Shahnawaz Based on my human resource management (HRM) knowledge, Canadian recruitment managers try their best to fit with Human Rights and Employment Standard Act, but the question is do they succeed in the context of diversity or immigrants? Breaking...

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HR Professionals: Unpaid Internships Unfair

Almost two-thirds (62%) of Human Resources professionals believe unpaid internships not tied to education or training should be illegal, according to a recent survey conducted by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Canadian HR Reporter magazine. Of those respondents...

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What Will Bloom in Spring 2013? Government Relations Forum Update

By Christian Codrington, CHRP BC’s provincial election is set for May 14, 2013 and pollsters such as Ipsos Reid currently have the BC NDP party comfortably out in front.  The posturing and campaigning is starting but will be in full...

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Things Your Employer Owes You

By Robert Smithson I previously wrote Things Your Employment Doesn’t Include and the feedback I received indicated that employers were relieved to see the boundaries of their legal obligations established.  As Blood, Sweat & Tears sang, however, “What goes up,...

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Things Your Employment Doesn’t Include

By Robert Smithson I don’t know if it’s a sign of the times or simply that I’m getting older and crankier, but it seems like employees today have a misplaced sense of entitlement.  They often seem to think their employer’s...

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