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Hiring the "right" employee
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 24 2016

Employees can be your biggest asset, if you hire the right people. This can often be one of the biggest decisions that you make as a business owner


Mixed bag of damages: wrongful dismissal, human rights, mental distress and punitive
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 28 2015

In a recent Ontario decision, an employee successfully sought default judgment for a wrongful dismissal claim. The employee's evidence was


Managing chronic illness in the workplace - considerations and strategies
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 24 2015

Employers who deal with management of medical conditions andor disabilities in the workplace know that each issue must be dealt with individually


Addiction at the workplace: when should “denial” be a consideration in accommodation strategies?
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • July 8 2015

The appellant's approach amounts to a suggestion that even an employee in a highly safety sensitive position who knows precisely what he is doing can


Family status: latest word from Ontario
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

Over the last few years we have discussed a number of family status decisions by human rights adjudicators and labour arbitrators. The law in this


Workplace investigations: the benefits of third party investigators
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 23 2015

In Zambito v. LIUNA Local 183 and Central Eastern Canadian Organizing Fund 2015 HRTO 605 Adjudicator Ken Bhattacharjee made the following comments


Ontario Human Rights Tribunal: $220,000 for sexual solicitations at work
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 18 2015

In a decision issued late last month by Adjudicator Mark Hart, O.P.T. and M.P.T. v. Presteve Foods Ltd. and Jose Pratas 2015 HRTO 675, the tribunal


If you want to claim just cause, don’t write a glowing reference letter beforehand!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 11 2015

In Armstong v. Lendon 2015 ONSC 3004, the employee, a legal secretary for 26 years, was provided with a “glowing letter of reference” attesting to


Do you have to pay an employee for hours of work spent “closing” up shop?
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 1 2015

The Vice-Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Board, Lorraine Lafferty, recently considered this issue in Webb v. Spry Bay Campground & Cabins 2015 NSLB 26


What to expect when you expect to retire, but change your mind
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 27 2015

On occasion, there may be a question as to whether an employee "quit" or was fired. A recent case from the Nova Scotia Labour Board discussed this