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By J. Najeeb Hassan
In 1991, Michael Jackson's hit single, "Black or White", topped the Billboard Hot 100 just three weeks after its release.
By Julia Bell
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently affirmed a decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice which found that an employee had been constructively dismissed when the employer revoked her telecommute agreement and arbitrarily reduced her annual bonus.
By J. Najeeb Hassan
Recently, the Federal Government tabled, for first reading, Bill C-86 that, assuming it passes in its current form, will (i) significantly alter federally regulated employers' obligations under the Canada Labour Code and (ii) create a new federal pay equity regime.
By Raema Quam
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld an important lower court finding that employers can be shielded from liability for giving negative employment references.
By Brandon Hillis
A recent B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision serves to remind employers of their duty to provide a discrimination-free workplace.
By Mike Hamata, Gregory Heywood
On October 25, 2018, the Government of BC released the long anticipated Part 3 Report concerning proposed changes to the Labour Relations Code of BC.
By Maggie Campbell
British Columbia's NDP government recently moved forward with some significant changes to the province's Employment Standards Act ("ESA").
By Michael Kilgallin
In BC Hydro and Power Authority -and- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 258, the employer implemented a pre-employment drug and alcohol testing requirement for new applicants.
By Jordan Michaux
A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that suspending an employee without pay (i.e. an "administrative suspension"), including while the employer conducts an investigation,
By James Kondopulos
The B.C. Court of Appeal may recently have offered an answer to a question that has always vexed employers.
By Mike Hamata
What do low speed collisions, marijuana, and post-incident drug testing have in common? Those are the facts ...
By Sarah Dickson
In Benjamin v. Cascades Canada ULC, 2017 ONSC 2583, the plaintiff had worked as an unskilled labourer with the defendant company for 28 years.
By Jennifer Devins
Mr. Sebastian was employed by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ("VCHA") as a medical imaging technologist. He was represented in his employment by the Health Services Association...
By Gavin Marshall
Every seasoned human resources professional is aware that "investigation is the new arbitration".
By Jacqueline Gant
In Pakozdi v. B & B Heavy Civil Construction Ltd., 2018 BCCA 23, the B.C. Court of Appeal clarified how to treat replacement income in the calculation of damages for a wrongfully dismissed employee.