Tag: "Yosie Saint-Cyr"

No Continuity of Business: Target Not Successor Employer of Zellers Employees

On November 8, 2012, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board decided that there was not a continuity between Zellers’ business at the Brentwood Mall in Burnaby, B.C. for its employees to be successively employed by Target in Canada.

Connecting to Co-workers and Employer on Social Media

A recent poll asked employees if they connect with their boss or any of their co-workers on any social media platform. According to poll results, the majority said they don’t or never will.

Emergency Response Plans in the Workplace

Emergencies, disasters, hazards, threats and vulnerabilities can occur at any time without warning. The more an organization is prepared for any emergency or devastating event, the better they are able to act, minimizing panic and confusion when it occurs. The good news for workplace health and safety awareness is that the results of a recent poll show the majority of respondents have or are working on workplace emergency response plans.

Weight a Factor in Employment Decisions

A recent poll asked if a person’s weight had ever influenced the decision on whether to hire, promote or reward the person. The reason for the interest in the topic? A Quebec lawyer recently sued her former law firm because she believes the firm discriminated against her in employment because she was overweight.

WorkSafeBC Prioritizes Penalties: Employers Fined $4.9 Million in 2011

WorkSafeBC released its 2011 enforcement report that demonstrates how WorkSafeBC has prioritized enforcement in recent years to carry out compliance and prevent further workplace injuries or deaths. The report indicates that in 2011 the agency imposed 352 administrative penalties, totalling $4,883,489.89 against employers for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act.

2012 Edition of Payroll Deductions Online Calculator Now Available

The January 1, 2012 edition of the Payroll Deductions Online Calculator (PDOC) is now available on the Canada Revenue Agency website and it includes some enhancements.

EI Sickness Benefits to be Extended

The Canada Employment Insurance Commission intends to amend the Employment Insurance Regulations to extend EI sickness benefits for up to six weeks without requiring a medical certificate to eligible workers whose immediate family members have died as a direct result of a crime. This amendment is also being considered for eligible workers who are immediate family members of military personnel who die as a direct result of a service-related injury in a special duty area as designated by the Minister of National Defence.

The Art of Providing Meaningful Employee Feedback

Providing meaningful employee feedback is not just an art, but one of the most important functions of a supervisor or manager. Meaningful feedback helps employees improve their performance, decreases turnover, motivates self-improvement, builds trust and creates a paper trail useful in a dispute or potential lawsuit.