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Does your Employment Agreement Comply with the new Employment Standards?

Employment Agreement

Did you know that since 1 April 2017 new employment standards must be reflected in the employment agreement for the following: Availability Clause for Agreed Hours of Work Cancellation of Shift Clause Secondary Employment Clause 1. Availability Clause for Agreed Hours of Work for the Employment Agreement “Zero-hour” contracts are now prohibited. What this means

Social Media – How to Manage Workers Use of Social Media

Social Media

Social media is here to stay as a business tool and its use continues to evolve. It brings its own benefits and risks to employers, managing reputation and confidentiality being the core risks. Workers can easily tap out some words in anger or frustration and post it before their brain has fully engaged, often not

Health Watch – Sitting is the New Smoking


According to James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” Martha Grogan a cardiologist states “For people who sit most of the day,

Stress, Employer’s Burden in 2016


From 4 April 2016 the burden of proof will be on the employer’s shoulders regarding stress. Employers (among other entities) will need to be able to prove they take reasonable care of their worker’s stress levels. Current legislation puts the burden of proof on the employee. This means waiting for a worker to claim they