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Marijuana At Work: Six Things Employers Should Know

The Canadian government has legalized marijuana for non-medical use. The rapid and significant changes to the legal status of marijuana raise new questions and challenges for Canadian employers.

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Addiction is Not a Blanket Excuse for Misconduct

There can be little doubt that dealing with employees suffering the disease of addiction is a challenge for human resources professionals. That challenge becomes greater when the employee raises the addiction as an excuse for engaging in misconduct.

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Accommodating Employees’ “Family Status”: A Legal Imperative?

In the era of the “sandwich generation”, many employees are balancing work with significant family obligations – caring for children, aging parents, or both. Many employers seeking to retain valued employees have been considering and implementing temporary or even permanent flexible work arrangements in an effort to assist employees in balancing their work and family responsibilities.

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What is Workplace Harassment?

Workplace harassment is very high profile in the news right now, but do you know what it involves?

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Defining Discrimination and the Proscribed Grounds

Discrimination occurs when individuals or groups of people are judged or treated differently on the basis of certain characteristics or stereotypes rather than on the basis of their individual merits or abilities.

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Paydays, Payroll Records and Deductions

The Employment Standards Act sets out your obligations with respect to paying your employees and maintaining payroll records. One common area of confusion and dispute concerns an employer’s ability to make deductions from wages. To employees, payday is an important event, and it’s something you should get right – every time.

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Work Placement: Co-ops and More

The term work placement has come to mean many things to many employers. From short-term job placements to discovering top performers, providing industry experience to those pursuing educational goals can be a very successful component of your hiring strategy.

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A Key Driver of Employee Engagement

Career development is consistently cited by employees as critical to their satisfaction with an organization, and a key reason why they may change jobs. In fact, Hay Group data on the predictors of employee retention indicate it is the most important aspect of a company’s reward program as far as talent retention is concerned. Yet it is an area where many employers do an incredibly poor job.

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Dealing Effectively with Under-Performance

No matter how effective you are in the hiring process, there will inevitably be occasions when employee performance issues arise. One of the biggest mistakes employers make is waiting until performance-review time to deal with concerns.

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The Human Rights Code Made Simple

Because the Human Rights Code (HRC) applies to most employers in BC workplaces, you should know your rights and responsibilities — as well as those of your employees.