7 Ways To Show Your IT Team You Appreciate Them

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It is human nature to want to feel appreciated – especially at work. IT teams are some of the most overworked and underappreciated employees in any organization. It’s easy to take them for granted, but showing appreciation boosts job satisfaction and engagement. It’s also easy to take a little time to show your team you… Read more »

Ontario Government to Continue Review of New Holiday Pay Calculation Rules

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Business owners having a tough time navigating the new employment legislation surrounding holiday pay are getting a reprieve from the Ontario Liberal government. The Ministry of Labour announced Monday that it will take a closer look at its public holiday pay provisions as part of an on-going review of provincial labour and employment legislation. The… Read more »

When You Can’t Find a Job in Ontario: What You Need To Know

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Whether you’re ready to look for new challenges or find yourself suddenly unemployed, finding a job doesn’t happen overnight. Looking for a new job can be one of the most frustrating and stressful things you’ll ever do. And it can feel even worse if you’re looking for work in southwestern Ontario, where the population is… Read more »

Finding Guidance in the Overwhelming World of Ontario Employment Laws

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Running a business in Ontario is hard enough. But add to that the extensive catalog of Ontario employment laws that includes: Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997; Accessibility Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005; Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997; Employment Standards Act, 2000; Occupational Health and Safety Act; and Protecting Child Performers Act, 2015…. Read more »

“You Can’t Ask That” – What You Can and Can’t Ask When Hiring and Managing Staff

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As an employer, the interview is an opportunity to find out as much about a potential employee as possible. Do they have the skills to perform the duties of the job successfully? Will they fit in with the corporate culture? What are their long-term plans? There’s so much to cover even the most conscientious hiring… Read more »

Manage Your Risk: Administration of Employee Benefits in Ontario

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At one point or another during an employee’s tenure, you will have to complete third-party forms on behalf of your employee. You’ll also require your employee to complete documents for yourself or a third party. And sometimes those forms won’t get completed, despite best efforts. But failing to appropriately and correctly complete these forms, or… Read more »