Policies and Procedure
 Preparing for the legalization of recreational cannabis

By Kym Fawcett


With the pending legalization of recreational cannabis across Canada coming in October, employers are thinking about the impact this could have on their workplace.

Promotions without a raise can still be motivating

By Koula Vasilopoulos



One of your top performers has filled the same role for several years and gives their all every day.

What employers and employees need to know

By Aviva B. Abraham


Once recreational marijuana becomes legal this fall, a major increase in marijuana consumption is expected.

What really needs to be included?

By Patrizia Piccolo

Each time an employer considers putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be) to draft an employment contract, the potential for costly errors exists. However, if proper forethought is given to the essential terms of the contract, then mistakes can be avoided, money can be saved and heartburn can be escaped.

What to do if your employee is “one of them”

By Stuart Rudner and Brittany Taylor

It is hard to believe that in 2017, an article discussing the rights of employers who learn that their employees are spending their off-duty hours at neo-Nazi rallies and demonstrations would be considered timely and relevant. Unfortunately, the reality is that recent events in the United States involving demonstrations by

And how to avoid them

By Janet Spence, CPM

The Record of Employment (ROE) provides the most important information for the Employment Insurance (EI) program and is used to process EI benefits, determine claim duration, payment rates and entitlements.  

An ROE must be issued by an employer when an employee has an interruption of earnings of seven consecutive calendar days, or in the case where their salary falls below 60 per cent of regular weekly earnings as a result of illness, injury,