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2014 Managing the Workplace Seminar Series: Save The Date

Heenan Blaikie’s Ontario Labour and Employment Group is pleased to announce its 2014 Managing the Workplace seminar series. In 2014, we will be hosting 11 breakfast seminars on a broad range of labour and employment issues. All seminars are complimentary for clients and friends of the firm. Registration will be available online at managingtheworkplace.com soon.

Federal Sector Update Seminar: November 21, 2013

Since 2011, the Federal Government has taken an increasingly interventionist approach to labour relations, leaving the collective bargaining process on life-support. Examples include the legislated return to work of Canada Post workers and Air Canada’s flight attendants. In our 2013 Federal Sector Update, we will take the pulse of the federal labour movement to gauge…

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Human Rights Tribunal Decision Highlights Difficulties with Adult ADHD and Accommodation Requests

By:  Shane D. Todd and Kevin MacNeill A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) highlights the difficulties that employers may face when dealing with employees claiming accommodation needs based on Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”). At the same time, the decision provides some guidance as to when an employer…

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Reservist Leave: Drafting your Policy

Written by: Tyler Wentzell Every Canadian province and territory has created provisions in their employment standards statute granting periods of unpaid leave to members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve.  In my previous blog post,  Reservist Leave: Drafting your Policy I identified some steps an employer should take in creating a plan for dealing with absences arising…

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Reservist Leave: Making your Plan

Written by: Tyler Wentzell Employment standards statutes in every Canadian province and territory outline the employer’s rights and responsibilities with regards to granting periods of unpaid leave to employees who are members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve. In a previous blog post Reservist Leave: A Primer, I outlined how different the requirements for Reservist Leave…

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