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Tim Horton’s & the Case of the Toonie Theft

Tim Horton’s was in the news again recently, this time in relation to a 1999 dismissal of an employee it alleged had stolen a “toonie” and some other loose change…

The Maze of Ontario Holiday Pay

So, Sears plans to open this Victoria Day, trying to get around the requirement to close in the Retail Business Holidays Act by claiming it is an “invite” only event.  …

Religious Accommodation and the Case of the Skirt Hem

You may have seen this story a while back about a woman who was suspended from her job at the Toronto Pearson Airport because she refused to wear a skirt…

Why can’t recent immigrants get jobs?

This story describes a new study by Statistics Canada that found an unemployment rate in 2007 of nearly 12 percent in the Greater Toronto Area for new immigrants (less then 5 years in…

Trust and Confidence at the Workplace

My colleague at York, Professor Sabrina Deutsch-Salamon, recently published an article based on her research that found employees who feel their employers trust them are better performers.  This is interesting…

Happy Mothers’ Day

A study by Salary.com pegs the value of work performed by stay at home moms (and dads, I would presume, though dads weren’t included in the study) at around US $…

The Severance Pay “Loophole” Issue

Howard Hampton, leader of the Ontario N.D.P. party introduced a private members bill today that would amend the Employment Standards Act to broaden the scope of employers required to pay…

News Flash: Timbit Theft Case Has Happy Ending

Blaming an “overreaction” by the Store Manager, Tim Horton’s has rehired the woman who had the nerve to give a 16 cent timbit donut to an infant child.  I’m sure…

Sex and the Weather Channel

Thanks to Workplace Prof Blog for this story about a nasty weather channel anchor who apparently believed his female co-hosts were there for his amusement.   What is the responsibility  of a…

Dough Brain?

This story describes how a Tim Horton’s employee, who is also a single mother, was fired for giving a 16 cent timbit to an infant.   The story doesn’t say whether…