Howard Levitt: The Law Favours Employees And Courts Are Stepping In To Protect Them Even More


## [GDP plunges record 38.7% in second quarter, but economy may be on mend faster than expected: Victor Ferreira](https://financialpost.com/news/economy/gdp-plunges-record-38-7-in-second-quarter-but-economy-may-be-on-mend-faster-than-expected)
> Canada’s GDP contracted at an annualized rate of 38.7 per cent in the second quarter, according to Statistics Canada, but a better-than-expected recovery in June and July is making even the most bullish economists re-think their outlooks. The harr…
## [The great rethink: Why Canada's three-decade-old approach to economic management needs an overhaul: Kevin Carmichael](https://financialpost.com/news/economy/the-great-rethink-why-canadas-three-decade-old-approach-to-economic-management-needs-an-overhaul)
> The policy consensus that has guided economic decision-making for decades is being challenged like never before. In a new series, the Financial Post explores the opportunities and unknown costs of the Great Rethink. A federal election probably fee…
## [One nation under two per cent: Is it time for a shake-up of the Canadian economy’s most important number?: Geoff Zochodne](https://financialpost.com/news/economy/one-nation-under-two-per-cent-is-it-time-for-a-shake-up-of-the-canadian-economys-most-important-number)
> The policy consensus that has guided economic decision-making for decades is being challenged like never before. In a new series, the Financial Post explores the opportunities and unknown costs of the Great Rethink. Whether you know it or not, one…
## [Here are some signs investors are paying far too much attention to short-term noise: Tom Bradley](https://financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/here-are-some-signs-investors-are-paying-far-too-much-attention-to-short-term-noise)
> In Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Talking to Strangers, he writes about the concept of alcohol myopia. It’s a theory that alcohol causes drinkers to focus on their immediate environment. As Wikipedia puts it, intoxicated individuals act rashly, choose overly…
## [Howard Levitt: The law favours employees and courts are stepping in to protect them even more: Howard Levitt](https://financialpost.com/executive/careers/howard-levitt-the-law-favours-employees-and-courts-are-stepping-in-to-protect-them-even-more)
> The impact of employment law has never reverberated as broadly as now with millions of Canadian employees laid off, dismissed or their hours or salaries reduced. Many are surprised at the extent to which the law favours employees and asked, in the many emails…
## [Interest is tax deductible — but one Alberta businessman discovered it could lead to a dispute with the CRA: Jamie Golombek](https://financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/interest-is-tax-deductible-but-one-alberta-businessman-discovered-it-could-lead-to-a-dispute-with-the-cra)
> The ability to write off interest expense as a deduction on your tax return can substantially decrease your after-tax cost of borrowing. Whether interest is tax deductible, however, can sometimes lead to a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency, as we saw in …
## [Canadian GDP plunges record 38.7% in second quarter: Adrian Wyld](https://financialpost.com/news/economy/newsalert-canadian-economy-posted-record-drop-in-q2-due-to-pandemic)
> Economy posted its steepest decline on record as pandemic forced closure of non-essential businesses
## [What Mark Carney did next: Financial Post Staff](https://financialpost.com/news/economy/what-mark-carney-did-next)
> The mystery of Mark Carney’s next job has been solved.

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