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Exit Checklists – A Powerful Tool!

We have all been there, an employee submits their resignation, and the chaos begins as we try to work though the shock and logistics of the departure. Having a solid exit process can support an organization during this time by removing the risks of something being missed, ensuring that work can continue and providing a...

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Ontario Employers – File Your Accessibility Compliance Report by December 31, 2023

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) is a law that sets out a process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards. Under AODA, accessibility standards have been created that organizations must follow. To ensure employers in Ontario have met current accessibility requirements under AODA, a compliance report must be filed periodically. If you are...

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Work from Anywhere Policies: Blessing or Curse?

At this point, a remote work policy is not a new concept. However, there continue to be challenges for employers in navigating the “dos and do nots”, especially when it comes to employees working out of province or out of country. Below, we have addressed some common questions that we receive. Do employees have the...

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Alberta Court Recognizes New Tort of Harassment

In Alberta Health Services v Johnston, 2023, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta recognized a new tort of harassment and awarded an individual plaintiff $650,000 in damages. A tort is an actionable wrong that causes someone to suffer a loss or harm – it is not normally a contractual matter but exists under the...

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Ontario Employers Take Note – New Licensing Requirements for Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters

Ontario Regulation 99/23 Licensing – Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) came into force July 1, 2023. Generally speaking, the Regulation establishes a system for the licensing of temporary help agencies and recruiters in Ontario. To implement the system, the legislation will be rolled out in two parts:...

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ChatGPT: Legal Considerations for Employers

At this point, most of us have heard of ChatGPT – the artificial intelligence program that is increasing in popularity and quickly making its way into workplaces, whether welcomed or not. Many employers are wondering what this technology means for their company. After all, ChatGPT’s recent success has highlighted the broad use of artificial intelligence,...

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OVERVIEW: B.C.’s New Pay Transparency Act

In May, British Columbia passed a new Pay Transparency Act which applies to all provincially regulated employees in B.C. and aims to enhance transparency around compensation – benefitting both employees and employers. B.C. is one of four provinces without either pay transparency or pay equity legislation. Last year, women in B.C. earned 17% less than...

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Quebec Bill 96 – One year later

You may recall that approximately a year ago, the Quebec government passed the controversial Bill 96. This Bill, which came into effect on June 1, 2022, was aimed to provide enhanced protections for the French language in Quebec. Bill 96 – An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec (the “Act”) modified...

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