Canada’s Second Budget Implementation Bill’s Impact

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In early October, the federal Government introduced Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012. In addition to enacting various Budget measures, this bill would also make a number of noteworthy changes to the Canada Labour Code affecting both Canadian employers and employees. While these changes are of special interest to any federally regulated employer,… Read more »

What it Means for You: Supreme Court of Canada Renders Decision on Privacy on Workplace Computers

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A little over a month ago, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision affording all employees a limited, but reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of their workplace computers. The case involved a warrantless police search of an individual’s work computer containing images alleged to be child pornography. The accused fought to have… Read more »

Why Your Job Offers are Falling Short

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Many businesses believe that the most important part of the hiring process is finding the perfect candidate. You invest a huge amount of time and effort into reviewing files, interviewing applicants and negotiating offers, but when all is said and done, you’re gaining a valuable new addition to your team. Or at least you hope… Read more »

Shining a Light On: Rebecca Parton

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So many employees are feeling the daily crunch of juggling work, a family, home life and more, and they’ve developed damaging habits: they don’t eat because they’re too busy, or they grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut for breakfast because it’s fast. They go out for a quick but not necessarily healthy sandwich… Read more »

Are Ontario’s Job Creation Programs Missing Their Mark?

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The McGuinty government is credited with introducing a handful of business development funds into Southwestern and Eastern Ontario. Designed to encourage local businesses to innovate, pursue new markets and create more jobs, these funds offer eligible businesses a strategic partnership with the Ontario government. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and the renewed Eastern Development Fund… Read more »