March 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, business owners are facing some difficult decisions with regard to reduction of staff, reduction of operating hours, or even temporary closures and layoffs. There are many measures that can-and are required to, be taken by employers to both protect the health of their employees and reduce impact to their business. Below are answers to the mos...

March 8, 2020

With COVID-19 appearing in the news more and more every day, both federal and provincial governments are encouraging preparedness. What is an employer’s responsibility to employees in the event of wide-scale infection? What steps can an employer take in advance to ensure preparedness?

Employers in all industries will benefit from having a workplace pandemic/ continuity plan in place.

In t...

October 31, 2017

It's becoming increasingly common that employees have, at some point in their career, gone through a termination. Through personality clashes, layoffs or ‘right sizing’ (a ridiculous term if there ever was one), there are few people who have not experienced job loss in some fashion.  There is (with reputable companies) a good deal of advance thought and planning that goes into firing an...

August 15, 2017

Hiring new team members can be a challenge and a frustrating experience for employers. The following 4 tips will help to ensure your hiring process is in top form, from job description to employment contract.

- Description of the position: Is your job description thorough?It’s important to note the key duties and expectations of the role you’re hiring for- and articulating them in a clear...

June 14, 2017

You’ve done it; you have successfully navigated the recruitment process. Of the 100s of applicants the company received, your resume stood out, you got an interview, aced it, and are now being offered that great new job… congratulations! That’s no easy feat. But wait; they want to pay how much?!

Ideally you will have had a discussion about salary before getting to the offer stage: while m...

May 31, 2017

Yesterday was a historic day for Ontario workers: Premier Kathleen Wynne announced approval of many changes to the current (and arguably somewhat antiquated) Employment Standards Act (ESA).  The adjustments are aimed at offering better protection to vulnerable populations of employees (students, temporary workers, minimum wage workers), and the proposed changes include significant reform...

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