Canadian courts show growing sympathy for aggrieved employees
Punitive damages awards are on the rise – employers must be wary not to entice wrongful dismissal cases, now more than ever.
Lighter side: Strippers see red over contractor classification
As if to prove that workplace laws exist for everyone, no matter the work being undertaken, a group of exotic dancers in the US have been awarded nearly $10.9m for being unfairly classified as independent contractors by their club.
Duty to Accommodate: Family Status in the Spotlight
Requests from employees for accommodation on the grounds of family status are likely to escalate in coming years. Kelsey Orth outlines some common pitfalls and details what employers need to be aware of to remain compliant
Supreme Court to consider Abercrombie hijab suit
The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider whether clothing firm Abercrombie & Fitch practiced religious discrimination in firing Muslim employee Umme-Hani Khan for wearing her hijab, or religious headscarf, at work. The 19-year-old first started working at the Hollister store at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, Calif., in October 2008. Hollister is an Abercrombie brand targeting teenagers aged 14 through 18.
Key pension dispute ends
Agreement has been reached between Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and its unions and retirees.
Are your internal policies up to scratch?
A BC Supreme Court decision to consider a pastor's wrongful dismissal claim has lessons for HR within and outside of ecclesiastical contexts.
Victory of ex-Walmart employees – What’s next?
A recent Supreme Court decision about whether a closing business can lay-off employees has far-reaching ramifications for employers.
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?