May 2024 Workplace HR Recap & News - May 31, 2024

What's new in Canadian HR news, legislated updates and case law for May 2024?

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May 2024 Employment Legislated Updates

  • Feds. CGIB slams Bill C-58 green light that bans replacement workers during strike or lockout.
  • Ontario proposes Increased ESA fines & additional employer obligations for recruitment process.
  • Feds. Effective Sept 09/24, public servants required to work in-office 3 days a week.

May 2024 HR News

  • Use of AI could help move workers to 4-day work week.
  • Canadian mental health claims surged nearly 70% percent; Claims by women easily surpass those of men.
  • Report: 44% of Gen Z & Millennials find calls & meetings unproductive compared to instant messaging & email.
  • Ontario hospitality workers offered free mental health counselling.
  • April 2024 Canadian unemployment rate holds steady at 6.1%.
  • Quebec gets first Amazon union in Canada.
  • Alberta lawyer resigns after referring to women as “People with Vaginas”.
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Officer sentenced to 5 years jail time for fraud.

May 2024 Case Law RoundUp

  • Ontario Court of Appeal upholds $50k aggravated damages award for manner of dismissal leading to mental stress.
  • BC Supreme Court upholds healthcare workers Covid-19 vaccine mandate - continues to be in effect today.
  • Ontario Supreme court rules 'No just cause dismissal despite serious breach of conduct by bank employee.”

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