Employee handbook essentials

Megan Burkett, a lawyer in Keyser Mason Ball's HR law group, talks about what essential items should be included in employee handbooks and common mistakes employers make.
April 10, 2012
  • U.S. court rules civil rights law protects LGBT workers

    U.S. court rules civil rights law protects LGBT workers

    A U.S.appeals court ruled federal civil rights law protects LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace
    April 10, 2017
    U.S. court rules civil rights law protects LGBT workers

    U.S. court rules civil rights law protects LGBT workers

    A U.S.appeals court ruled federal civil rights law protects LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace
    April 10, 2017
  • California sues Forever 21, alleging English-only policy

    California sues Forever 21, alleging English-only policy

    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against retailer Fashion 21, alleging that the store has implemented an illegal English-only policy. Nathan Frandino reports
    April 3, 2017
    California sues Forever 21, alleging English-only policy

    California sues Forever 21, alleging English-only policy

    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against retailer Fashion 21, alleging that the store has implemented an illegal English-only policy. Nathan Frandino reports
    April 3, 2017
  • Important Canadian employment law decisions

    Important Canadian employment law decisions

    Jeffrey Smith, editor of Canadian Employment Law Today, updates Canadian HR Reporter TV about key employment law decisions pertaining to overtime pay, accommodation and workplace safety
    February 11, 2014
    Is the worker a contractor or employee?

    Is the worker a contractor or employee?

    Simon Heath, a lawyer with Keyser Mason Ball LLP in Mississauga, Ont., talks about the difference between employees and contractors (both dependent and independent) and how companies can differentiate between the 2 for legal reasons.
    March 20, 2012
  • Is the worker a contractor or employee?

    Is the worker a contractor or employee?

    Simon Heath, a lawyer with Keyser Mason Ball LLP in Mississauga, Ont., talks about the difference between employees and contractors (both dependent and independent) and how companies can differentiate between the 2 for legal reasons.
    March 20, 2012
    The basics of severance packages

    The basics of severance packages

    Krista Siedlack, a lawyer with Bernardi Human Resource Law in Mississauga, Ont., talks about severance packages, including what HR should do to establish an employee's failure to mitigate.
    February 28, 2012
  • The basics of severance packages

    The basics of severance packages

    Krista Siedlack, a lawyer with Bernardi Human Resource Law in Mississauga, Ont., talks about severance packages, including what HR should do to establish an employee's failure to mitigate.
    February 28, 2012
    What HR needs to know about constructive dismissal

    What HR needs to know about constructive dismissal

    K.C. Wysynski, an associate at Watershed LLP in Oakville, Ont., discusses constructive dismissal, including things for employees to consider when contemplating a lawsuit, the duty to mitigate and the outcome of the Evans v. Teamster Supreme Court of Canada ruling.
    January 4, 2012
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