Fusion Of His Life’s Experiences Led To A Happy Career Change

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Paul Huschilt is a role model for anyone who dreams of changing career paths and an inspiration for victims of the modern era of corporate downsizing. The 39-year-old Torontonian spent 10 years as a stolid systems administrator for an insurance company before transforming himself into a sought-after motivational speaker. What makes Huschilt different from most […]

Worker-Friendly Laws Set National Standard

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Quebec’s reform of its Labour Standards Act — the first in two decades — makes the province one of the most worker-friendly in Canada. Workers traditionally exempt from the provisions of the law, including farm workers and private domestics and caregivers, are now covered. Highlights of the changes, most of which take effect in May:

Quebec Law Targets Workplace Bullies

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Reformed employment standards prohibit ‘vexatious behaviour’ Quebec employers will have one year to prepare for a groundbreaking employment-law reform that sets its sights on exposing and penalizing workplace bullies. In June 2004, workers may file complaints with the province’s Labour Standards Commission alleging “psychological harassment” at work. The legislation defines such harassment as “any vexatious […]

Canadians Badly Stressed From Work/Life Balancing Act

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Canadian workers at all levels are struggling with conflicting demands on their time and are increasingly incapable of finding a comfortable balance between their work and personal lives, the latest instalment from a massive new national study shows. The work/life results from the study commissioned by Health Canada reveals a changed work force that is […]