Rules Of The Firing Line

Hiring a new employee is an exciting time. Terminating employment is not so pleasant or easy. Personal considerations aside, there are certain rules to follow when ending someone’s employment. Failure to follow these can result in substantial liability for the…

Stopping Other Businesses From Hiring Your Know-How

You have undoubtedly heard of cases where a successful employee was wooed to “greener pastures”, and the employee’s know-how, charisma and ambition left with him/her. Did customers leave with the influential employee? Did other employees follow suit, thinking the departing…

Asking For Social Media Passwords From Employees

A number of news stories have reported employers asking for Facebook passwords from job applicants. Is this legal in Canada? In a social media environment, reputations circulate not only within the business community, but also within the virtual community. Employers clearly appreciate…