Laura Williams

Laura Williams

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.

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How to Handle Employees Under the Influence at Work

Managers need to be careful when responding to substance abuse in the workplace

4 Tips for a Better Telecommuting Policy

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Allowing staff to work from home can work—if you take the right steps

The Invisible Disease 1 in 4 Employees Have

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6 smart ways to address the workforce issue that costs Canadian companies billions each year

5 Keys to Safe Company Parties

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How to avoid your employee bash leaving a lump of coal in your stockings

Getting Your Employees To Show Up

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Curbing employee absenteeism begins with a smart policy approach. Here are 5 keys to get you started

Get It Right on Social-Media Usage at Work


Do's and don'ts to navigate the fine line between pushing productivity and alienating your staff

Don’t Let A Faulty Workplace Investigation Trip You Up!


Not asking these five questions when an employee cries foul could land you in front of a judge and cost you $100,000

The Dangerous Myths of Overtime Pay

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Don’t make the common mistakes that lead to unpaid overtime lawsuits. Protect your business with these five simple steps

How Not to Get Sued By Employees

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Legal disputes with current and former employees can cripple your business. Here are five pre-emptive measures that can save you money and improve employee relations

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