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Serious insight for serious situations.

Lists Aren’t Just for Kids at Christmas: Employers’ (un-fun) To Do Lists

Now that we’re well into December, there are two realities that have hit me: I need to start Christmas shopping, and Bill 148 has led to a lot of work for a lot of employers. My nephews are busy writing lists for Santa, so I thought that I would start a list of my own.

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Ministry of Labour Orders to Pay: Ignore at your own risk

On August 21, 2017, the Ministry of Labour (“MOL”) issued a $49,000.00 fine against an employer that failed to comply with Orders to Pay. The employer, Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. (“Winli”), was out of business and, likely, also out of money to pay its employees’ termination pay. Employees filed successful claims under the Employment Standards

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No STD coverage? No problem* (*as long as you have an appropriate employee absence plan)

External short-term disability (“STD”) plans managed by an insurance provider can be a huge time saver for employers and their HR partners. The other advantages include: Maintaining confidentiality regarding employees’ personal health information; and Deflecting the responsibility for denying an STD claim. That said, the premiums and other financial costs associated with STD plans lead

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Departing employees gone rogue

Sophisticated information technology systems are rapidly taking over the modern workplace.  With the advent of remote access, cloud-based storage, ghost imaging, and everything in between, employers are increasingly adapting to evolving technological trends to remain competitive in their respective industries. However, the ease with which information can now be accessed and duplicated has presented a

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