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Competition law issues for HR Professionals in Canada

Competition law

A company’s HR functions, such as recruitment and compensation, are not typically regarded as antitrust “hot spots” (as opposed to sales and marketing). Recent cases in the United States, however, highlight how hiring practices can create the risk of competition law violations for companies and their HR personnel. Since Canadian competition law is similar to U.S. antitrust law in these respects, it is important that Canadian HR professionals be aware of these risks and protect themselves and their companies from exposure.

 

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How to address the risks and effects of workplace stress

Recently, global consulting firm Towers Watson partnered with the National Business Group on Health, seeking insight into the most pressing workforce issues facing employees. Compiled in the study Staying@Work, the results identified three top stressors: inadequate staffing, low pay or low increases in pay and unclear or conflicting job expectations.

 

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