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Summer Hours: The Latest Work Perk

June 18, 2008 | Comments Off on Summer Hours: The Latest Work Perk

America has started a new trend offering employees special summer hours to enhance employee morale and overall quality of life. Will Canada follow? “Summer Fridays” are gaining popularity among U.S. companies, particularly small businesses looking … Read More

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Righting a Wrong: Waitress layoff boosts charity funds

June 13, 2008 | Comments Off on Righting a Wrong: Waitress layoff boosts charity funds

Fearnall’s courageous act of shaving her head to fight cancer may have gone unappreciated by her employer however, countless supporters across North America have taken action to commend her. Since the media got hold of … Read More

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Japanese municipal worker keeps job despite his on-the-job porn habit

June 10, 2008 | Comments Off on Japanese municipal worker keeps job despite his on-the-job porn habit

An unnamed Kinokawa City municipal worker has been demoted and faces a pay cut after it was discovered he was viewing pornographic websites while at the workplace. In nine months the worker racked up over … Read More

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Waitress Fired For shaving her head may have human rights complaint

June 9, 2008 | Comments Off on Waitress Fired For shaving her head may have human rights complaint

Stacey Fearnall, a 36-year old waitress at Nathaniel’s restaurant in Owen Sound, Ontario was fired after shaving her head to raise money for cancer. Having lost her father and supporting her cousin currently battling the … Read More

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Creepy Crawlers at Work: Fox News Worker Sues for Workplace Bedbug Bites

June 6, 2008 | Comments Off on Creepy Crawlers at Work: Fox News Worker Sues for Workplace Bedbug Bites

Most employees are able to separate vacation mosquito bites from the rhetorical itch of stress in the workplace. What happens when creepy crawlers find their way into the office? After being bitten by bedbugs during … Read More

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Cross dressing judge ends quest to rescind resignation

June 4, 2008 | No Comments

Last February U.S. Judge Robert Somma was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Clad in a women’s dress, stockings, and pumps, his arrest led to much media scrutiny. Two days after pleading no contest … Read More

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Termination for toonie theft upheld

June 2, 2008 | Comments Off on Termination for toonie theft upheld

Nine years after being caught on camera for stealing a toonie from her employer, Tim Horton’s, Charlene Walsh may now have some answers about her termination. In 1999 Walsh was fired with cause for the … Read More

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BC Human Rights Tribunal supports transsexual’s termination

May 30, 2008 | Comments Off on BC Human Rights Tribunal supports transsexual’s termination

On May 27, 2008 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of BC Ferries with respect the the firing of transsexual employee, Deborah Magnone. Deborah, who was previously known as Marshall John Magnone, … Read More

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Law protects employers against unfair competition

May 16, 2008 | No Comments

Thinking of jumping ship to the competition?  You better think twice before taking your clients with you. Nothing infuriates a company more than news of an ex-employee soliciting away its most prized assets: the clients.  … Read More

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Employers can make mistakes too

May 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Employers can make mistakes too

Despite workplace laws favouring their legal position, management errors made in the administration of human resources can put a company’s name on the front page of a Statement of Claim. Here are 5 pivotal employment … Read More

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