Can employers legally give a bad reference?
When an employee leaves a company, either by choice or design, they’ll usually request a reference
Can you legally refuse an employee’s vacation request?
Vacations can be causes of contention between employees, colleagues and their employers
Step inside Cisco’s collaborative company culture
Plato once said: “Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.”
How to navigate the controversial minefield of written termination clauses
The enforceability of written termination clauses in employment contracts is a very hot, indeed controversial, topic right now. We spoke to Matthew Certosimo, partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, who walked us through this challenging minefield
How a 60-year-old Swede changed Canada’s workplace wellness
In the 1970’s some ground-breaking research emerged from Dr Roy Shephard’s book, which placed the health of a 30-year-old male Canadian equal to that of a 60-year-old Swede
C-Suite talks HR, John Stix, co-founder of Fibernetics
How an overhauling of company culture led to speaking on behalf of The White House and a private audience with the Pope
When can you ask for an employee’s medical information?
When it comes to requesting medical information from employees, HR needs to tread carefully
How do you deal with ‘family status’ requests?
Different jurisdictions have different legal tests which means that the province you’re in can affect your rights
Ask a Lawyer: How will the legalization of marijuana change workplace norms?
With the legalization of cannabis imminent, employers across Canada are looking into if and how the drug will affect their workforce
How a moment of truth revolutionized this co-founder's outlook
It’s a rare and courageous thing when a respected business leader admits change is needed