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.
Managers need to be careful when responding to substance abuse in the workplace
End-of-year bashes are a common way to thank employees for their hard work over the past 12 months. But employers need to be aware of their obligations to prevent and respond to workplace harassment
Failing to have a policy on workplace relationships not only has legal ramifications, it can have a huge impact on workplace morale and engagement
The ever-changing scope of workplace accommodation makes it a thorny issue for businesses to navigate. These five best practices help mitigate the threat of penalties or legal challenges
The definition of ‘creed’ under Ontario's Human Rights Code has been updated. Here’s what it means for your business
Businesses are turning their Christmas parties into non-denominational holiday gatherings, but there's no reason to kill the festivities altogether
Online hackers get headlines, but the real threat to your IT may come from within. These four tips will help protect your business from data disaster
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.