Archive | December, 2009

New Safety Administrative Penalties Regulations come into effect in Nova Scotia on 15 January 2010.

In 2008, 29 Nova Scotia workers died on the job.  The incidence of death in 2009 has not improved.  Accordingly, on September 20, 2009 the Nova Scotia Government took decisive action and passed new regulations intended to deter ongoing and unnecessary injuries, deaths and unsafe work practices in the workplace.  The Safety Administrative Penalties Regulations […]

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To Holiday Bonus or Not?

Long, long ago, in a fiscally confident time, employers would share the company good fortune and offer their employees Holiday Bonuses.  But, considering the impact of the economy, what will employers do this year?  Can they afford to give Holiday Bonuses?  Is it even a good idea?  Why exactly do companies continue to give, or […]

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