Rights and labour standards

Rights and labour standards

How to Prevent and Manage Long-Term Absenteeism

An increase in disability cases, ageing workforce, multiplication of absences for mental health reasons… How to prevent and manage long-term absenteeism? Expert advice. The costs related to absenteeism and long-term absenteeism represent 20% of a company’s payroll, estimates Daniel Leduc, CRIA and lawyer in employment and labour law at Norton Rose Fulbright. “When a company […]


Rights and labour standards

Do your employees suffer from Friday-itis?

Have you heard about Friday-itis, the significant drop in motivation and concentration seen on Fridays among many workers who look forward to their weekend days off but a day in advance? Almost every employee has at some point experienced the need to legitimately take an unplanned day off for rest, for the sake of his […]


Rights and labour standards

Fired in an cavalier way? What happens next?

There are tons of stories of getting fired offhandedly. When this situation happens to us, we can ask ourselves what is our recourse and how far can businesses go. Exploring the issue. Regardless of individual or massive layoffs, it is always possible to do it by the book. But what are these concrete rules? Golden […]


Rights and labour standards

Legal framework for online pre-employment background checks

Pre-employment background checks. It’s tempting to check out candidates online. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google are full of public information available in just a few clicks. Élaine Léger and Karine Fournier, two labour lawyers with Fasken Martineau, note that the legal framework of such searches is the same as in the real world, however. Recruiters […]


Rights and labour standards

Ontario: New law to regulate HR functions

New law to regulate HR functions : Carried at its first reading in the Ontario legislature, the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act aims to increase the monitoring and control powers of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).  Bill 138, the new Ontario Act, repeals the preceding Act of 1990 and gives the Human Resources Professionals […]


Rights and labour standards

Is there racism in Canadian recruitment ?

Racism in Canadian recruitment. Have employers demonstrated racism in recruitment? It seems so according to a study published February 22 2006 by the Canadian Labour Congress. The author, Leslie Cheung, is a third year student in public policy at Simon Fraser University. “Lower incomes, higher unemployment and precarious work status are prevalent for visible minorities […]


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