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February 27, 2014 | Dealing with Difficult EmployeesWork Environment and Policies
You’ve just received a complaint from one of your employees that feels he is being bullied by his manager. What do you do? This article describes the 5 key components to an effective workplace investigation.
February 04, 2014 | Dealing with Difficult EmployeesWork Environment and Policies
Harassment. It’s a word that is bandied around quite a bit but do we really understand what it actually means?
September 30, 2013 | Work Environment and Policies
Starting in October through December 2013, Ontario Employment Standards Officers are visiting retail operations. Here’s what you can expect.
March 07, 2012 | Work Environment and Policies
Workplace violence includes statements or behaviours “that [are] reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker.” (Section 1(c) Bill 168). This definition was recently put to the test in a landmark arbitration decision in Kingston, ON whereby the arbitrator upheld the employer’s decision to terminate the employment of a veteran employee, with 28 years of service, for verbally threatening her co-worker; in this case, the Union President.