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Tips and Tricks From HR Experts

When Your Employees Have More HR and Benefit Knowledge Than You

Darcy Michaud, CHRL - Jan 1, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Employees now have more background knowledge of their workplace rights & entitlements. Do your own detective work or face legal troubles later on. 

 

When you work in the same field for a lengthy period, you become privy to trends and, in turn, sometimes formulate a theory. My theory … it seems as if employees are a lot more educated about their rights and employer obligations than they used to be. I can’t say for certain if employers are less educated than they once were, but certainly, relative to what I believe the balance once was, employees are getting the jump on employers much more often.

For your reading pleasure, I thought you all would enjoy hearing a few real-life examples that I have encountered in only the last month. These examples are situations where an employee has brought forth a complaint to or about their employer, and frankly, the employer did not realize that they were doing something wrong. 

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Topics: HR Services, Claims Management, HR Management, Employment Standards Act