You’ve Quit — But It May Have Been Constructive Dismissal. What Can You Do Now?

Picture this scenario: you walk into your office, ready to start your day. Out of the blue your employer informs you that they have changed your responsibilities, substantially reducing your workload and role. You receive a corresponding reduction in compensation related to the reduced duties. You struggle emotionally; you feel…

Risk-Managed Holiday Parties: A Checklist For Employers

It’s that time of year again! Holiday parties can be a wonderful way to celebrate, build relationships and morale, and relax a bit in the midst of a hectic season. They can also be a hotbed for HR complaints and incidents. We don’t want to spoil the fun! But we…

The Employee’s Guide To Working With Mental Health Or Addiction Issues

An estimated 20% of the Canadian population experiences mental health or addiction problems in any given year. These issues cut across age, income, race, gender, and cultural lines: no one is immune. While there is still stigma surrounding mental health and addiction issues, the reality is that these are very…

What You Need To Know About The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act”

On October 23, 2018 the Ontario Ford government announced plans to repeal a number of the changes to employment legislation previously brought in by the Wynne government. The Ford government announced plans for an act, titled the ‘Making Ontario Open for Business Act’, which would repeal a bulk of the…

Don’t Let Your Workplace Get Burned By The Legalization of Cannabis

Is Your Workplace Ready For The Legalization Of Cannabis? On Monday August 13, 2018, the Ontario government announced recreational cannabis will be sold online to coincide with the coming into force of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which legalizes the recreational use of cannabis, on October 17, 2018. The Ontario…

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