Suing over seating? Welcome to 2014
While white-collar workplaces are looking toward standing desks as the future of work, others in California are suing over the very same issue
Does a "partner" count as an employee?
If your organization that operates as a partnerships, do partners count as employers, or employees?
"Co-operative federalism": workers comp rules clarified
When federal and provincial workers comp laws conflict, is there a middle path?
Suncor random drug and alcohol testing decision released
An appeal is already in the works over an Alberta arbitration panel decision on the controversial random drug and alcohol testing program introduced in Fort McMurray.
All in the family: Forget the Status Quo
From childcare to eldercare, ‘family status’ is no longer a straightforward issue. With rapidly changing definitions, HR policy is struggling to keep pace. Employment lawyer Gita Anand, with Miller Thomson LLP, provides a briefing
Is height discrimination the latest HR concern?
A Michigan employer just paid $215,000 in a height discrimination settlement. Could it happen in Canada?
Sex worker sues for sexual harassment…and wins
Could it happen here? A New Zealand prostitute was awarded $25,000 in damages after being sexually harassed by her brothel-owner boss
Poor investigation and inconsistent policies undermine HR decisions
A BC Supreme Court decision shows the importance of applying HR policies consistently to prevent terminations being overturned in court.
Does an employer have to give unions employee information?
The Supreme Court weighs in on how much information an employer must provide to an incumbent union.
Stealing employee sentenced to prison time
A former employee of a PEI college who stole more than $50,000 has been sentenced after pleading guilty