Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Laura Williams is the founder and principal of Williams HR Law, a human resources law firm in Markham, Ont. serving employers exclusively. She can be reached at (905) 205-0496 or lwilliams@williamshrlaw.com.

How do we enforce restrictive covenants?

Many non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements aren't enforceable

How do we enforce restrictive covenants?

The unintended fallout of EDI programs

Equity, diversion and inclusion (EDI) programs are often implemented with the best of intentions, and organizations appreciate that they are good for business. So why are so many employers getting EDI initiatives wrong?

The unintended fallout of EDI programs

What do we do? We overpaid a worker

Employees must always return wage overpayments, but the legalities vary by province, says Laura Williams, founder and principal of Williams HR Law Professional Corporation and Williams HR Consulting in Markham, Ont.

What do we do? We overpaid a worker

'BBQ sauce-gate' a reminder why social media conduct policies matter

A clear policy puts employers on sound footing when dealing with inappropriate posts by employees

'BBQ sauce-gate' a reminder why social media conduct policies matter

Mike Babcock, Bill Peters and the problem with bad managers

Bad behaviour by NHL coaches emphasizes the negative effects and liability of bad management styles

Mike Babcock, Bill Peters and the problem with bad managers

The need for creed

Does veganism require accommodation? Recent human rights complaint and expanding definition of creed are putting more expectations on employers

The need for creed

Workplace harassment: The fight continues

Harassment still a problem, hurting employers’ ability to attract and retain talent; Increased vigilance and proactive measures are helping

New workplace stress entitlements may not be so stressful for employers

New Ontario legislation grants workers’ compensation benefits for mental health injuries, but the bar for entitlement is high

Workplace sexual harassment: 4 pitfalls to avoid

Employers are still struggling to address and manage sexual harassment complaints; these common pitfalls should be considered when drafting policies

Liability for discrimination at work reaches new levels

Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in B.C. case shows employers must address discriminatory behavior by non-employees if it is in the context of the work environment