One bad apple can disrupt a work environment and wreak havoc on communication, trust, and collegial relationships -- not to mention productivity. Protecting your team with a "No Jerks" hiring policy is smart and goes a long way to cultivating and preserving a harmonious and high functioning workplace.
If a company is done with an employee, guest workers often find themselves stranded in the U.S. without a job. After five years as an H-1B, employers are required to start paying social security, so the worker becomes less attractive. When the job is over, so is the visa, making them into illegals. Their staffing company may h
Happening less than a fortnight before Pride celebrations kicked off in the Northern hemisphere, it dawned on many that, although Pride was important to highlight equality and identity, the annual celebration was wholly inadequate to deal with the complex issues faced by the LGBT community across the world.
Yes, an employer should be protected against vengeful, false charges -- and already is protected, under state anti-defamation laws. Yet non-disparagement clauses extend their reach far beyond such provisions, preventing employees from voicing honest criticism regarding former employers, supervisors, Boards of Directors -- even, in some cases, a former employer's outside attorneys.
But in reality, the end of Toronto Fashion Week is one of many warning signals presenting a larger issue. The economic impacts for Toronto and Canada are much bigger than they appear. Toronto (like many other cities) tends to undervalue local 'fashion' commerce as a real source of creative, technological and manufacturing growth and innovation.