If remarks get offensive

Employers should resist knee-jerk reactions By Michelle MacGillivray If an employee has offensive opinions, and expresses these opinions publicly, there are steps an employer can take,...

From Plato to Carnegie

A brief history of industrial specialization “All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at...

Christmas Eve tragedy

Criminalizing employer conduct By Jeremy Warning and Christina Hall Employers across Canada should be aware of the possible implications arising from the recent guilty plea to...

Up the creek

Only wood does the job I found myself, a bit surprisingly, walking down the street in the morning with a canoe paddle in my hand....

Discrimination law

Terminating for legitimate business reasons By Michelle MacGillivray and Evan VanDyk When deciding to terminate an individual’s employment, many employers are unaware of the potential human...

Few ‘favourite things’ except for … Walnut

I am sometimes asked what my favourite wood is, because it’s known that I know something about wood, and that I’ve worked with it....

Natural form

The evolving nature of design It is often said that form follows function, but it rarely does — at least not that simply. Form follows...