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What “Long COVID” Is And How It Can Effect Your Business

Long COVID is the term used for individuals that are experiencing lasting effects from COVID-19. It includes a range of new or ongoing symptoms and effects that can last for a long period following the initial infection. Individuals who experience this may be considered to have a disability.

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Webinar: Harness your People Power: How HR Improves your Business

Human resources can often be a key missing piece that, when placed, helps your business focus on growth and the bottom line while also unlocking hidden potential that may be overlooked in day to day operations. Far from being a cost centre, custom-tailored HR solutions are instrumental in harnessing your business’ people power.

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Investigations

4 Steps to Restoring Your Workplace After A Harassment Complaint

Harassment in the workplace is an all-to-common occurrence today, taking place in all occupations. Thanks to regulations in Canada, all workers are entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. We can offer workplace harassment investigations in Ontario, as well as provide a path towards workplace restoration.

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Is Your Business Following Canada’s Spam Regulations?

What you don’t know about Canadian spam regulations could be costly to your business. While many know what a spam email is, spam in Canada applies to much more than an email. Keep reading to learn what constitutes as spam in Canada and how your business can avoid costly fines from complaints about spam.

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The Future of Remote Work

As organizations begin to plan for employees returning to the office, they should look at their employee location strategy and consider implementing hybrid workplaces. 94 percent of 800 employers surveyed by Mercer (an HR and workplace benefits consulting firm) said that productivity was the same as or higher than it was before the pandemic, even with employees working remotely. Creating a hybrid workforce enables a flexible workforce which increases engagement may be an attractive recruitment marketing tool.

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Legal Update

Superior Match-Up: Same Facts, Different Results

Employees laid off during the COVID-19 period are deemed to be on infectious disease emergency leave and are not actually laid off – or so says an Ontario regulation. However, the Ontario Superior Court has come up both heads and tails on the issue. Hansard records indicate that MPPs believe the regulation is stymying terminations and keeping businesses afloat. Who’s right? It may be too soon to tell.

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