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.

'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

Acknowledging the problem of sexual harassment

Many organizations think they don’t have a problem but may be caught off-guard when harassment happens in their workplace

Acknowledging the problem of sexual harassment

Many organizations may think things aren’t so bad but may be caught off-guard when it happens in their workplace

Stirring the political pot

Employees protesting and expressing political views involves a balance between freedom of expression and what's appropriate in the workplace