Laura Williams is an employment lawyer and founder of Williams HR Law in Markham, Ont. She has more than 15 years experience providing proactive solutions to employers aimed at reducing workplace exposures to liability and costs that result from ineffective and non-compliant workplace practices.
How to discipline employees whose out-of-office behaviour tarnishes a company’s reputation
The Ghomeshi trial shows that managers must act if an employee violates workplace policies or is believed to have broken the law
Why employers shouldn't let employee tattoos and body rings get under their skin
Recent events have brought the subject of workplace harassment to the fore. Here's how you should deal with such scenarios in your company.
As the calendar fills with festive gatherings, employers need to be prepared for the pitfalls of employees' celebrations. Here are three things you should set clear policies about in advance.
The scandal surrounding former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi raises key questions about the value of policing staff behaviour
5 tried and tested ways to ensure you don't end up with a liability in your senior leadership ranks
In the looming anti-spam era, you'll need to govern how your employees communicate with clients. Here's what you can do now
Is it necessary for ill employees to produce notes from their doctors? Maybe not—but smart employers require them anyway
3 tips to help business owners get rid of a bad hire without ending up in court
Three policies to keep your end-of-year celebration from devolving into a company catastrophe