Nominations now open for 2013 Fuller Landau Family Business Awards

John Molson School of Business and Fuller Landau begin search for outstanding family-owned businesses MONTREAL, January 9, 2013 – Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and Montreal-based accounting firm Fuller Landau LLP have begun their annual search for Quebec’s leading family-owned businesses for the 2013 Fuller Landau Family Business Awards.  Now in its third year,…

Giving Feedback – Do’s & Don’ts

Do give concrete examples such as: “Your files are very disorganized. Last week when you were sick I could not find the information I needed to respond to an urgent question from a client. This reflected poorly on our company”. Or: “You did an excellent job on the financial report, the information provided was clearly presented…

Retiring Staff – Facilitating the Transition

For many baby-boomers, the dreams of Florida sunshine and days spent with grandchildren will soon become a reality. Meanwhile, employers can soon expect to be faced with staff shortages and the loss of invaluable sources of information on company and clients. Not exactly a walk on the beach! Fortunately there are actions that companies can…

Ask an HR Expert – Fall 2012

In every HR Connection, one of our HR experts will answer a frequently asked question from our readers. If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to email hr@flmontreal.com, and we may select it for our next issue! We have recently hired an employee for our production line. After he completed his training we realized…

IRS Announces New Delinquent Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Citizens Living in Canada and Abroad

A Welcome and Timely Initiative! On June 26, 2012, the IRS announced new filing compliance procedures for those U.S. persons (U.S. citizens, Green Card holders and resident aliens) living in Canada who have been delinquent in filing their U.S. income tax returns or the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”). These catch-up tax…

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Being faced with an employee who has, or is suspected of having a substance abuse problem is one of the most delicate situations that an employer can encounter. Suspicions can arise from the employee’s odd or erratic behavior, a change in the employee’s performance or by the employee’s physical demeanor. However, substance abuse can be…