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Stewart McKelvey
In an earlier article, we considered an employer's options when an employee departs and takes with them the social media contacts they have obtained during the course of their employment.
Lawson Lundell LLP
Employers who operate safety sensitive worksites will find the recent decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in Everitt v Homewood Health Inc., 2019 AHRC 36 of interest.
Cassels Brock
A federal election has been called for October 21, 2019. With the vote just a few weeks away, employers should be aware of their legal obligations on Election Day.
Stewart McKelvey
The proposed bargaining unit consisted of employees from only three of the twenty stores.
Stewart McKelvey
The Board recognized the well-established principle that most labour boards prefer to consolidate bargaining units, rather than break apart, or fragment, existing units
Stewart McKelvey
The Regulations impose detailed policy development, training, complaint and reporting requirements.
Stewart McKelvey
The amendments to the leave provisions will also become effective on September 1, 2019.
Stewart McKelvey
One of the key changes of the Regulations is the addition of "family violence" to the employer's purview.
Stewart McKelvey
With the federal election coming up next week on October 21, 2019, it is a good time for a reminder of the employer obligations under the Canada Elections Act.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian Federal Election is just two weeks away. As a business owner or employer, here's what you need to know.
McMillan LLP
A recent decision of Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal may have some employers rethinking how they frame questions to job applicants.
McLennan Ross LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to accommodate an employee's individual needs.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On October 21, 2019, Canadians will head to the polls for the Federal Election. Here is what employers need to know to facilitate an employee's right to vote.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Between employees and independent contractors exists a third, lesser known category of employment relationship: the dependent contractor.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently an interesting summary judgment decision on a wrongful dismissal case was released in Alberta. In Belanger v. Western Ventilation Products Ltd. (Belanger), 2019 ABQB 571
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Following are this week's summaries of the civil decisions of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
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Since frustration of employment routinely arises as an issue in LTD mediations, the following case may be of interest
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On September 1, 2019, changes came into effect in the Family Law Rules (See: O. Reg. 250/19, s. 1) relating to special parties and child parties and expert opinion evidence.
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The utility of marriage contracts is often measured in a vacuum. And rarely do lawyers and their clients consider the benefits that they can provide in protecting the sanctity of family trusts.
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The headline decision this week is Toronto (City) v Ontario (Attorney General). Everyone will recall that the Better Local Government Act, 2018,...
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