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The “Boomerang Employee” – Think Before Re-Hiring the “Comeback Kid”

This past weekend, I was fascinated to read Leah Eichler’s story in the Globe and Mail about “Boomerang Employees.”  Having never heard the term, I was interested to learn that it refers to an employee who leaves an organization only to later return to that same organization for a second term of employment, presumably after

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If you think reorganizing your workplace is as easy as the PM’s most recent cabinet shuffle, think again!

This week’s ministerial cabinet shuffle got me thinking about workplace changes and the risks associated with them.  From time to time employers feel the need to make significant personnel changes in their workplace which can include revising the duties, titles, and pay structure for some of their employees. While the business may dictate such a

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A Delicious Way To Resign

Chris Holmes worked days for the Border Force at Stansted Airport and baked cakes in his spare time. After three years of moonlighting, Mr. Holmes decided it was time to pursue his cake business full-time. This left the matter of announcing his decision to his employer. How better for a baker to resign than on

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On Seeing an Employment Lawyer for the First Time: Thoughts From Two Toronto Employment Lawyers

We recently sat down to discuss what employee clients can do both before and during their first meeting with us to contribute to the exchange being successful. These are the clients who seek our advice in terms of a possible wrongful dismissal, a sexual harassment complaint, helping them respond to an offer of employment, or

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