Stacy Glass From HR Options Discusses Business Consulting, Team Work and Superman

Our latest interview is with long time friend of The HR Gazette and all-round awesome HR pro, Stacy Glass. Stacy is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with HR Options. The Toronto-based HR guru has a wide range of human resources experience, including expertise in appropriate hiring practices, employment contract creation and enforcement, addressing employee relations issues with counseling and disciplinary actions, ensuring company...

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“Stuck with Canada”? Understanding what this means from a HR perspective

In July 2013 an established US company was seeing an increased demand for their product in Canada. The demand became so great that they required someone on the ground in Canada to service their customers. That’s when I met Sandie, the company’s Human Resources Manager. Sandie handled their U.S. Human Resource functions with ease. She knew all the fine print of US legislation and everything you could know about employing in the U.S. So...

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Made Easier

New technology brings organizations into compliance with Ontario’s accessibility laws A new easy and affordable AODA (The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliance Kit has been released. AODA is The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. JACKTM is the cutting edge, cloud-based solution created by award winning Disability expert Trish Robichaud and her technology team. The new tool, called JACK™,...

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Human Resources Today opens for business!

Human Resources Today (http://www.humanresources.today), a new human resources online learning system, has opened for class registration effective immediately. The online education company is on a mission to bring cost-effective, professional quality compliance-based online education to human resources for small to mid-sized employers. The company is led by John B. Wright III, a California based author, educator and entrepreneur. HR...

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What Companies Should Know About Freelancers Before The IRS Comes Calling

“How do you know the difference between a 1099 and a W-2 worker?” By Vivian Giang The growth of the freelance economy has become a costly problem for the Internal Revenue Service.Misclassification of workers as freelancers and independent contractors instead of full-time employees has resulted in billions of dollars in lost tax revenues.  Companies don’t have to pay worker’s compensation, unemployment, and...

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Why Smart Hiring Is Especially Tricky For Small Businesses

“While large companies may benefit from a big pool of available talent, small businesses don’t have those same advantages when trying to find new employees.” By Chad Brooks While large companies may benefit from a big pool of available talent, small businesses don’t have those same advantages when trying to find new employees. A new study from staffing firm Robert Half revealed that that the biggest challenge...

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How should we determine if employees should be paid for time in training?

“The time your employees spend at training programs might be compensable depending on the circumstances of the situation.” By Michael W. Fox Q. We send our hourly employees to training that is related to work but is not required for employees to do their jobs. The training is on a weekend, is voluntary, and no work is performed. Are we required to pay employees for the hours they spend attending the training? A. The time...

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Guidance on shared parental leave published for UK businesses

Leading British lawyer suggests there’s still many uunknowns about new laws   Despite ACAS today publishing a guide to help employers understand new rights on sharing maternity or adoption leave, many uncertainties about the new laws still exist according to a leading employment lawyer.   Under the new system, a pregnant woman will continue to have access to 52 weeks of maternity leave and 39 weeks of pay but from April, working...

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