Many employers have as part of their employment agreements a probationary period for all new hires for the first three months of employment. Often employee benefits and other employment perks like accruing vacation time or being entitled to participate in a bonus program don’t crystallize until after this probationary period … Continue reading
In 2020 when the COVID-19 Pandemic occurred a vast majority of the Canadian workforce was pushed into a work from home arrangement. While this was initially a difficult transition most, with the ascent of video conferencing tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, for many it became a preferable work arrangement. … Continue reading
Courts in Canada have long dealt with human rights issues in the context of workplace policies, including drug and alcohol policies. The competing interests are clear. On one hand, workplaces have an interest in promoting and enhancing safety at work through workplace policies. On the other hand, drug and alcohol … Continue reading
A couple of recent decisions have highlighted the emergence of social media issues in the workplace.
In a precedent setting decision, a labour arbitrator in Ontario has found an employer liable for failing to protect its workers from harassment and discrimination relating to customer posts on the employer’s Twitter account … Continue reading
As an employee, staying informed about your rights and duties is critical. Whether you are working as a full-time or part-time employee, knowing your legal rights and obligations is critical. Along with being familiar with your rights, it is equally important to abide by the duties found in legislation and … Continue reading