This is how we do things in Canada (Toughest HR Question)

Educating U.S. business leaders on the variations in employment law north of the border
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/24/2013

Question: How do we educate executives at our parent company in the United States about the differences relating to Canadian employment law and practice?

Answer: I have heard of cases of U.S.-based executives erroneously believing they could rely on U.S. employment law provisions in Canada. Sometimes, those individuals can be quite shocked to hear of differences — or may even flatly refuse to accept, for example, that at-will employment doesn’t exist north of the border.