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 [email protected].

What's required for remote employees?

Legal expert discusses liabilities of remote employees and how employers can mitigate them

What's required for remote employees?

Critical takeaways for an evolving workplace

Now is a perfect time to reflect on previous year and identify key trends that will impact operations and objectives

Critical takeaways for an evolving workplace

What's a 'comparable position' after a leave?

Workers are legally entitled to the same job after a job-protected leave, but what if that's not the ideal option?

What's a 'comparable position' after a leave?

What's different about probationary employees?

It may be easier to dismiss probationary employees under certain circumstances, but they still have rights

What's different about probationary employees?

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