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Avoiding Age Discrimination in the Recruiting Process

Age discrimination often happens inadvertently. After all, most of us don’t set out to intentionally exclude older workers. We can rationally recognize that older workers are just as valuable as any other worker, and may often bring years (even decades) of experience and knowledge. Yet, age discrimination—both intentional and unintentional—still happens frequently during the recruiting […]

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Before you board a plane to Canada: Don’t forget your eTA … but no enforcement yet

by Gilda Villaran As of March 15, many travelers were supposed to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before flying to Canada. However, according to a communication issued by Immigration Canada on March 3, while travelers are still expected to apply for an eTA (where one is required), the obligation to actually produce the eTA […]

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Reprisal Complaints Must Relate to Health and Safety Matters

By Rosalind H. Cooper Occupational health and safety legislation in most Canadian provinces prohibits reprisal by an employer against an employee who makes allegations of unsafe work. Workers routinely try to rely on such reprisal provisions to attack any actions of their employers. A recent Ontario Labour Relations Board decision, Petro v. The Beer Store, […]

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Labor Arbitrators Have More Scope than Courts, Supreme Court Says

By Brian P. Smeenk Canadian labor arbitrators are not legally bound to court-made legal rules. Rules of evidence, for example, are more relaxed. Rules of contract interpretation may also vary. But just how far arbitrators can deviate from general rules of law has been an open question. A recent decision by the Supreme Court of […]

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More Bad News for Wal-Mart in Canada

by Dominique Launay Five weeks ago, we told you about an unfair labor practice complaint against Wal-Mart in Saskatchewan, arising out of its closure of a store in Jonquiere, Quebec. Well, it seems that Saskatchewan isn’t the only province in which Wal-Mart is being dealt blows. The Quebec Labor Relations Board  has also recently ruled […]

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A Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book A Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job by DeAnne Rosenberg. Review includes tips for employers for reviewing resumes and recognizing warning signs they contain. DeAnne Rosenberg has written an interesting book, A Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job, and […]

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The Truth About Managing People

Employment law attorney Michael P. Maslanka reviews the book The Truth About Managing People by Stephen E. Robbins. Review highlights book’s truths about managing employees in the workplace. Talk about debunking workplace myths. In a series of 53 short chapters (the longest clocks in at three pages), Robbins challenges quite a few in Truth About […]

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