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‘Workplace incidents are more serious’: Manager sentenced to six months’ prison for sexually assaulting two colleagues

Michael Hurst, 46, was convicted of three counts of sexual assault involving two workers by a jury. Justice C. Petersen of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice noted that the fact the incidents occurred at work made the assaults even more serious.

Canada Goose execs take on sales associate jobs on Black Friday

Their goal was to spend the day observing customers and employees before reconvening with ideas about how the Toronto-based company, founded in 1957, can drive more sales, traffic and productivity.

New incentives could boost satisfaction with in-person work, but few employers are making changes

The COVID-19 pandemic upended what working looks like for millions of people all around the world. While many jobs can only be done in person, swaths of employers shuttered their physical doors and moved their workplaces increasingly online.

Companies face delicate decisions on weighing in on Israel Hamas conflict

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for where they stand on the Israel-Hamas conflict as protesters push for peace. Numerous international brands including McDonald's, Starbucks and Disney have attracted boycotts, while in Canada, Scotiabank in particular has been targeted by protesters for investments in Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd.

N.B. professor fired for allegedly making 'sexually oriented statements' to students

A small, faith-based university in New Brunswick has fired one of its professors after an independent investigation found he allegedly made inappropriate or sexually oriented statements to students in 2020 and 2021.

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In Her Shoes: Conversations on women’s health in the workplace

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Dealing with side hustles: What employers can do when a second job interferes

In a recent case out of British Columbia, a court ruled that an employer had "just cause" to dismiss an employee whose second job had interfered with her ability to perform her daily duties for her original employer. » Read More...

New report reveals persistent lack of diversity in Ontario's non-profit leadership

The report, titled Ontario: Are We There Yet?, sheds light on the experiences of diverse leaders from across 803 non-profit organizations in the province, and looks at the state of equity, diversity, and inclusion in non-profit sector boards and executive teams. » Read More...

Opioids in the Workplace: Call for speakers for this important discussion

Opioids are having a devastating impact on communities, and workplaces often find themselves on the front lines of substance abuse disorders. With this in mind, Talent Canada is partnering with OHS Canada to present a special virtual event on Opioids in the Workplace on Jan. 31, 2024. » Read More...
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Czech labor unions stage a day of action in protest at spending cuts and taxes

Labor unions staged a day of protests and strikes across the Czech Republic on Monday to voice their opposition to the government's package of cuts and austerity measures meant to keep the ballooning deficit under control. » Read More...

Tesla sues Swedish agency as striking workers stop delivering license plates for its new vehicles

Tesla on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Swedish state via Sweden's Transport Agency as striking postal workers in the Scandinavian country halted the delivery of license plates of new vehicles manufactured by the Texas-based automaker. » Read More...

Deliveroo riders aren't entitled to collective bargaining rights, U.K. court says

Britain's top court said last week that riders for one of the country's biggest meal delivery companies don't have collective bargaining rights because they aren't employees, a setback for gig economy workers who are pushing for better pay and working conditions. » Read More...


Here’s why union support is so high right now

Over 65,000 teachers in Québec could remain on strike until Christmas if a deal isn’t reached, their union said on Sunday. The warning comes amid widespread labour unrest in the province, including nearly 570,000 workers on strike at the same time last week. These collective actions are on the heels of the recent “summer of strikes,” that saw a number of labour actions take place. » Read More...

WeWork approached physical space as if it were virtual, which led to the company’s downfall

WeWork, founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in 2010, had a simple business model: it signed long-term leases on urban buildings, fitting them out with modern work facilities. Then, it rented out desks, offices and meeting rooms to companies and freelancers seeking an easy-come, easy-go workplace. WeWork was, in short, in the office subleasing business. » Read More...


Employment Law: Remote Work

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Opioids in the Workplace

January 31, 2024 | Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. » Register now

HR West 2024

March 5, 2024 | Oakland Marriott City Center » Read More...