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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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Working through the notice period

For five years, Joe worked as a bus driver for a company that serviced local schools. He had been having some disagreements with his boss about whether or not he was owed a raise and the boss was upset with him for talking directly to a school administrator an issue over the time his bus left at the end of the day.

Facebook and human rights legislation

There have been reports out of the U.S. that some employers have been asking job candidates at the interview stage for the password to their Facebook page. That’s a question Canadian employers would be wise not to ask.

Facebook and human rights legislation

There have been reports out of the U.S. that some employers have been asking job candidates at the interview stage for the password to their Facebook page. That’s a question Canadian employers would be wise not to ask.

Terms of employment changing? Get advice

The only thing for sure in life is death, taxes and the fact that sooner or later your workplace will be ‘restructured’.

Terms of employment changing? Get advice

The only thing for sure in life is death, taxes and the fact that sooner or later your workplace will be ‘restructured’.

Strong consideration needed before firing sick employee

If you are an employer who has had an employee off work as a result of illness for an extended period of time, let’s say a couple of years, you should think very carefully before sending them a letter saying the employment relationship is over.

Strong consideration needed before firing sick employee

If you are an employer who has had an employee off work as a result of illness for an extended period of time, let’s say a couple of years, you should think very carefully before sending them a letter saying the employment relationship is over.

Anything can happen in a courtroom

A woman we will call Betty worked as an assistant Band registrar for a Band Council. She had that job for 19 years before she was terminated.

Anything can happen in a courtroom

A woman we will call Betty worked as an assistant Band registrar for a Band Council. She had that job for 19 years before she was terminated.

Successful lawsuits based on reference letters extremely rare

It’s a very mixed up world when it comes to employers and references.