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Occupational Health and Safety Check-up: What Employers Need to Know

As an employer, it’s important to understand your obligations and duties with respect to occupational health and safety, as well as the rights of your employees. Read more

Employer LTD Coverage Obligations Can Continue Past Age 65 Absent Clear Language in the Collective Agreement

Under the terms of most benefit plans, employees are not entitled to long-term disability (LTD) coverage past the age of 65. Read more

How to Prepare for New Brunswick’s Updated Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy Requirements

There are changes coming to New Brunswick’s Occupational Health and Safety Act General Regulations on April 1, 2019. Read more

Enforcing Zero-Tolerance Policies in the Workplace? Not so fast!

Eager to implement measures to prevent sexual harassment and other abusive behaviour toward employees and to project a positive, progressive image to the public, many employers have implemented “zero-tolerance” policies... Read more

Status Update: New Domestic Violence Leaves in Atlantic Canada

Three out of the four Atlantic provinces now have domestic violence leave provisions in effect. As of January 1, 2019, domestic violence leave provisions are now in force in Nova... Read more

Do Your Employees Travel for Business? What Employers Need to Know Now that Cannabis is Legal

Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize cannabis Read more

FAQ: What Does Remembrance Day Mean for Employers in Atlantic Canada?

Q: What is the difference between federal and provincial statutory holidays? Read more

Workplace Investigation FAQs - Part One

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Presenting the first in a three part series on FAQs regarding workplace investigations.

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Human Rights: Emerging Issues

In our recent six-part seminar, we spoke with employers about various concerns including workplace discrimination. General information was provided on both the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act and the Canadian... Read more

Employee Misconduct

Seminar highlights for employers on employee misconduct in and outside of the workplace, social media policies, workplace romance, and reputation management.

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Marijuana in the Workplace

Seminar notes for employers on marijuana use in the workplace, including: medical marijuana, duty to accommodate, employee obligations, impairment, drug testing and drug policies in the workplace.

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