Dazed and Confused

By: Arjun Dhir| Dialogue Magazine On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act officially came into effect, permitting Canadians to legally purchase, possess and consume recreational cannabis. Amidst the excitement, a report published by the Conference Board of Canada indicated that more than half of Canadian employers expressed concerns about the potential effects that this significant legislative […]

Managing Group Benefit Entitlements for Ontario’s Aging Population

By: Arjun Dhir for TLOMA In December 2006, the Liberal government abolished Ontario’s mandatory retirement age of 65. By doing so, the Ontario Government empowered individuals aged 65 and older by allowing them to choose when they are ready to exit the workforce. However, the Government simultaneously provided employers with the freedom to decide how to treat these older workers, […]

UP IN SMOKE: PREPARING FOR THE PRESENCE OF MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily | Bill C-45, the government’s marijuana legalization bill, was passed in a historic Senate vote (52-29) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, resulting in subsequent confirmation from Prime Minister Trudeau that marijuana products will be legally consumable across Canada starting on Oct. 17, 2018… Read more →

Payroll Professionals and the Duty to Accommodate

By: Jordan Rodney for Dialogue Magazine | It is no secret that the role of a payroll professional within an organization is constantly evolving. Anyone familiar with this role will be able to acknowledge the myriad of hats that payroll professionals wear on a regular basis. Not only are they tasked with managing the organization’s […]

Communicating Through Text Messages with Employees: A Cautionary Tale

Written by: Arjun Dhir Email, text message, iMessage, WhatsApp – these are some of the many means of communication in today’s digital age which continue to expand. In the employment sphere, technology has rapidly changed the way in which an organization communicates with its employees. Gone are the days of carefully drafting an email or […]

The Ugly Truth: Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Delta Staffing Services came under fire recently when they posted a job ad stating male employees would receive higher compensation than their female counterparts, CityNews reports. As well, for a similar posting, Delta noted they were preferably looking for those of Asian and European cultures. Pay equity (equal pay for male jobs and female jobs), […]

Marijuana in the Workplace: What does this mean for Employers?

Marijuana in the Workplace: What does this mean for Employers? The legalization of marijuana is on the horizon. What does this mean for Canadian employers? Employers should be aware that marijuana has a variety of impairment effects, including reduced reaction times, irritability, loss of focus, lethargy, disengagement with reality and poor decision making. On March […]

When Online Trolls Cost You Your Job: Did Nintendo Fail to Protect its Employee?

There has been a lot of buzz recently about Nintendo’s decision to terminate its employee Alison Rapp.  Rapp was a product manager for Nintendo who held spokesperson status and regularly represented the company on social media. Recently, Rapp was targeted by online trolls and harassed with respect to Nintendo’s decision to tone down its sexualization […]

Anyone Can be a Target: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What do you think about when you hear the term “sexual harassment”? Sexual harassment in employment is often believed to involve unwanted comments, contact or attention towards females by male perpetrators. Sexual harassment may be thought of in this way as a result of statistics that have shown there to be more reports of sexual […]

Closing the New Gender Gap: Assessing Issues of Gender Identity in the Workplace

Last fall, a 10-year-old Vancouver girl and her family made headlines for her fight to get her birth certificate amended. It was not for any name or address change though; Harriette Cunningham has transitioned from a boy to a girl and wants her government-issued paperwork to reflect this. Other stories have come forward of individuals […]