Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal in Asphalte Desjardins Inc. and Commission des normes du travail.
Dentons (Canada)
An electrician’s comment, "Don’t worry about me, I carry weapons" and "it would really feel good to kill something today" constituted workplace violence but did not warrant dismissal.
Minden Gross LLP
Let’s begin our analysis with a review of the distinction between employees and independent contractors.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A BC employee has successfully asserted a claim for constructive dismissal after being reassigned to a new position.
McMillan LLP
An innovative settlement agreement between the Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") and a class of bank branch employees
Dentons (Canada)
Must an employer obtain permission from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to access medical records held in the employer’s own file on an employee who filed a human rights complaint with the Tribunal?
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
So much for the rule of thumb that an employee should receive one month of notice for every year of service.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
As discussed in our July 2014 Blakes Bulletin: Alberta’s New Pension Legislation to Take Effect September 1, 2014, the Alberta government has announced that the new Employment Pension Plans Act (New Act) and its associated regulation will come into force in September.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Alberta is moving forward with sweeping pension reforms in the new Employment Pension Plans Act and regulations, which come into effect on September 1, 2014.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The publication canvasses all the major L&E legal issues in this jurisdiction; it is meant to be a handy manual to help clients navigate the distinct civil law legal system and French-speaking environment of the province of Québec.
Dentons (Canada)
A union has lost a request to suspend a Ministry of Labour Director’s order allowing a school board to establish a multi-workplace joint health and safety committee.
Dentons (Canada)
A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she flagrantly disregarded a court order by disclosing the plaintiffs' confidential business methods and disparaging their business reputation
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Canadian employers have been watching a series of class action claims, with employees claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime, since 2007
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Canadian employers have been watching a series of class action claims, with employees claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime, since 2007
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Did you know that in some circumstances your lawyer’s advice can get you fired?
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently reduced the notice period awarded to a wrongfully terminated employee for his failure to properly read his contract before signing on the dotted line.
McMillan LLP
The Ontario government introduced new legislation on July 16,2014 to amend various employment and labour statutes.
Miller Thomson LLP
Occupational health and safety policy has been a hot topic in Saskatchewan as of late.
Dentons (Canada)
Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace.
Dentons (Canada)
Ministry of Labour managers have discretion as to whether to send out an inspector when an employer calls after-hours about a workplace accident, a recent decision suggests.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Here are the highlights of these changes, which now apply throughout Canada except Quebec (with the exception of increased processing fees).
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The fundamental legal relationship between employer and employee is one of contract.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
New employee rights, and concomitant employer obligations, are springing up with such frequency that this weekly column barely has room to catalogue them. Following is the latest addition.
McMillan LLP
As the use of medical marijuana continues to increase across Canada, employers will be encouraged to place a high priority on making changes to their workplace policies.
Davis LLP
Canada's immigration programs are in the process of undergoing some of the most significant changes that have been made in recent memory.
Houser Henry & Syron LLP
An employer may perform a credit check on an employee or prospective employee if the employer intends to use the information for employment purposes.
Davis LLP
In Marquardt v Strathcona County, 2014 AHRC 3, the Alberta Human Rights Commission considered the validity and enforceability of an employment release.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On June 1, 2014 the minimum wage in Ontario will increase from $10.25 to $11 per hour. Effective 2015, increases reflecting the Consumer Price Index will be announced annually each April and take effect the following October.
Dentons (Canada)
Now that the 2014-2015 Ontario budget has been passed, employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan could affect them.
Dentons (Canada)
A new Ontario Bill will make employers liable for the WSIB costs of injured agency employees working for them.
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