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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

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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Revisiting Unilateral Amendments to Employment Contracts and Policies

In the modern business world, employers are required to stay current and adapt to ever-changing legal and economic demands.  As part of the survival process, employers are often tasked with updating work-related documents.  However, there are legal repercussions associated with unilateral amendments to pre-existing employment contracts and policies which employers must be cognizant of. The

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What’s the Fix to Ending a Fixed-Term Contract Early?

Fixed-term contracts are those that anticipate and set out a certain length of employment. But what if the parties want to bring the relationship to an end within the fixed-term? Is the employer on the hook to pay for the remaining term? This was precisely the question before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently.

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On the First Day of Christmas…

If, like me, you estimate that you’ve heard this holiday tune about a million times, then you have probably wondered on more than one occasion, what kind of gifts are these?  A partridge?  I don’t care that it comes with a pear tree. Hens? Geese? I mean, other than the five golden rings (to which

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