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What is Overtime, and who is entitled to it?

This is a fundamental principle of employment law that is vital to every employer – employee relationship. The respective rights and obligations of employees and employers relating to overtime are governed in Manitoba by the provisions of the Employment Standards Code. The basic principle is that [...]

Posted October 18, 2011 by Benjamin Hecht | Corporate Compliance, Employee Monitoring, Labour and Employment, Legislation, Over time, Small Business, | Leave a comment


Workplace Bullying now covered under Workplace Safety and Health Regulation

 Effective February 1, 2011, significant amendments to The Workplace Safety and Health Regulation came into force. These amendments will impact all provincially regulated employers in Manitoba.  Highlights of the amendments include: The definition of “harassment” has been amended and broa[...]

Posted February 3, 2011 by Benjamin Hecht | Labour and Employment, Workplace Safety, | Leave a comment


Termination of Probationary Employees

Most employers put new employees "on probation" for a set period of time. Often probation is stated to be between 3 and 6 months. The employer's practice, which may or may not be stated in the employment offer letter, is that if it decides to release the employee while on probation, no notice or pay[...]

Posted January 7, 2010 by Benjamin Hecht | Employment Standards, Labour and Employment, Probationary Employees, | Leave a comment