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A simple way to calculate a severance payment
Find a fair and reasonable severance payment and avoid court with this straight-forward calculation.
Alberta org faces ageism fallout
Job reinstatement, back pay and a $15,000 fine: an expensive reminder that even if age discrimination isn’t the only reason for job loss, it could still land you in court.
Your $1m risk: are your executives covered for workplace injuries?
Some executives could be at risk because they’re not covered for injury claims, and general coverage often excludes workplace injuries.
Is obesity a disability?
Accommodating disabilities is complicated enough without adding grey area to who qualifies, but until the courts are definitive that’s exactly where HR is stuck.
Managing the impact of mental illness in a team
When a staff member with a mental health issue is affecting team work, what can HR do to make sure they’re supporting both the ill staff member, and the rest of the team?
Legal Eye: accommodate consistently or risk a lawsuit
The Canadian Border Services Agency has been taken to task for failing to accommodate a parent, while giving leeway to workers with religious or medical reasons.
More candidates giving their Facebook pages a “wash”
A new online application helps people find red flags on their social media pages, starting with Facebook, but is it a bad thing for HR?
Make sure your technology use policy is robust to avoid the legal wrangling over whether your employees can expect privacy on work computers.
Common termination mistakes – what you need to know
It’s never a pleasant process to terminate a worker, but there are plenty of legal pitfalls as well as the personal and emotional side.