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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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The Outsiders: Recent Decision Addresses a Municipality’s Duty to Protect Employees from External Harassment

By now, most employers are well aware of the duty to protect employees from workplace harassment. However, what happens when the harasser is outside the workplace? Is the duty to protect still triggered? Most employment lawyers in Ontario would advise that an employer can (and should) take to protect its employees from workplace-related harassment, regardless

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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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Home Renos and Employment Agreements: How Employers Can Avoid the Money Pit

I have spent many lazy Saturday mornings watching home renovation shows on TV.  I envy the vision and drive of those who undertake these projects and marvel at the final reveal. Through the magic of television, these renovations are always successful (but for the one hilarious yet rectifiable snafu that creates conflict halfway through the

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