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On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp. (2017 SCC 30).
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In Benjamin v. Cascades Canada ULC, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reviewed the law surrounding an employee's duty to mitigate their common law reasonable notice damages arising from wrongful dismissal.
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These are statutory minimums and many employers provide employees with greater vacation entitlements.
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Under the current Labour Relations Act, 1995, once a bargaining unit is certified, any changes to the composition of the bargaining unit are voluntary.
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The appellant was employed by Elk Valley Coal Corporation (Elk Valley) in a safety-sensitive position at its coal mine near Hinton, Alberta.
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In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2017 SCC 30, a six-judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") confirmed a Tribunal decision which concluded that …
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In Fabrene Inc. v International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 2922 employees who were UGC members unsuccessfully argued that the hours they spent attending Labour Management meetings on their days off constituted compensable overtime.
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The recently released Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act proposes considerable changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, including a number of new equal pay for equal work provisions.
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« An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act », received Royal Assent after an interesting showdown between the Government and the Senate.
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Since Bill 148 was introduced, we have heard from Ontario employers about the significant impacts Bill 148 would have within their particular workplace.
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In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal which found that the termination of an employee in a safety-sensitive environment who tested positive for cocaine ...
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The scheduling of work is one of many areas that would see significant revamping under Ontario's proposed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148).
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Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements...
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In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada, the Court had occasion to apply the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada ltd (Wilson) for one of the first times.
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The Court of Appeal for Ontario has affirmed an Ontario Superior Court trial decision which upheld an employee bonus limitation provision despite describing the limitation as "somewhat draconian.
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In what may prove either to be a landmark decision or a mere outlier confined to its unique facts, the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
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Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. (2017 ONCA 402) is an important decision on employers' potential liability in wrongful dismissal actions.
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An employer based in Brampton failed to pay 43 employees more than $125,000 in wages, and has been sentenced to 30-days in jail.
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Earlier this year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the decision of the Trial Division in Evans v Avalon Ford Sales (1996) Limited.
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Part I reviewed the recent legislative changes and broadly how they will apply to employers in Canada. This Part II provides suggestions for what employers should do to ensure compliance...
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In a quick follow-up to the measures announced in its 2017 Budget, and following consultations on pension solvency conducted in 2016, the Ontario government has announced proposed changes that will ease the burden on single-employer defined benefit pension plan sponsors.
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In a recent article, Changing Workplaces Review Recommends Significant Changes to Ontario's Labour and Employment Laws, we provided readers with a summary of the most notable proposed changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995,
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When you see the words Canada Pension Plan, or its familiar acronym CPP, your mind probably turns to happy thoughts of retirement.
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Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate and do business.
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The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent contractor –
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Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on May 24, 2017.
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On May 23, 2017, The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report (Report) was released, recommending major changes to the province's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
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On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta tendered and passed first reading of Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (the "Bill").
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On May 24, 2017, Alberta's NDP government introduced Bill 17, the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, after weeks of speculation that it would make changes to the Employment Standards...
By now we all know that an employer has a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability to the point of undue hardship.
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