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A newly hired employee who is still on probation has requested to take time off to care for his mother who has a severe terminal illness and has been given less than 6 months to live. As an employer, do I have a legal obligation to give this employee the time off?

Do I need to pay employees overtime if they work longer hours one week but fewer hours the next?

Are there any rules in employment legislation which prevent employees from wearing inappropriate attire to work?

Our office employs 12 full time employees. Are we required to have any sort of Health and Safety committee in such a small office environment?

If a pregnant employee has been advised by her doctor that she needs to stop working earlier than her planned pregnancy start date due to medical reasons, does her pregnancy leave start earlier?

Are there any specific laws that deal with workplace violence?

Can you explain how the process of Emergency Leave works?

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