Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The former Labour Minister, Agnès Maltais, announced in February 2014 the increase to the minimum wage in Quebec effective May 1, 2014.
Stringer LLP
The internal responsibility system is an essential part of an organization’s due diligence program.
Field LLP
In an ongoing debate, an Alberta Arbitration Board found that an employer’s random drug and alcohol testing policy is unreasonable.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Ontario Human Rights Commission published a new comprehensive Policy on preventing discrimination because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
April 1st, 2014 marked the date of the coming into force of certain changes to Part III of the Canada Labour Code.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently released its decision in Kartna v. Toronto.
Stringer LLP
In unionized industries, there are well established rules governing when multiple companies can be considered a single employer under the law.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On February 6th, 2014, the Superior Court allowed the application for judicial review of an arbitration award having accepted an employee's grievance following his dismissal.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
When deciding termination pay, many companies will focus on salary only and ignore other forms of compensation.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Amendments to the Canada Labour Code provide certainty and restraint to the damages available to employees who file a wage claim under the CLC.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
An injured federal employee in Alberta is entitled to the same workers’ compensation as any other person working in Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has decided in Martin v. Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), released on March 28, 2014
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
An Alberta Board of Arbitration has concluded that an employer’s random alcohol and drug testing policy does not stand up to the legal test set by the Supreme Court of Canada in last year’s Irving decision.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
When deciding termination pay, many companies will focus on salary only and ignore other forms of compensation.
Dentons LLP
A corporate director of a stucco company has been fined $3,000.00 under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Dentons LLP
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has announced several upcoming blitzes during which it will ensure that employers in specified industries are compliant.
Dentons LLP
A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal has endorsed a novel approach to post-employment competition.
CCPartners
A common question from employers is: When do we have enough incidents of discipline on record for a repeat offender employee to terminate employment?
Blaney McMurtry LLP
On February 11, 2014, Finance Canada released its 54-page "Jobs Report" alongside the Federal Budget.
Stringer LLP
A recent case from Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal is a stark reminder of how important record keeping can be when managing employee performance.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
A discharge, leak or spill of even a small quantity of perc will eventually have significant legal implications for a dry cleaner.
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BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes is a refreshing case for employers that wish to hold their employees to the terms in their employment agreement.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Can you fire an employee who has been away from work for a lengthy period of time due to an illness or disability?
Stewart McKelvey
I wrote a blog about managers and supervisors who recommend their employees on LinkedIn in October 2012.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The fundamental legal relationship between employer and employee is one of contract.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
About 90% of us are employees or employers — generally, even those who call themselves independent contractors and even many partners are employees.
McLennan Ross LLP
Employees who suffer mental distress by bullying or harassment in the workplace are barred from suing for damages if subject to workers’ compensation insurance.
Dentons LLP
An Ontario supervisor has been jailed for 45 days after a worker fell off a roof and suffered permanent paralysis.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
In the latter half of 2013 there have been significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and specifically to the rules relating to obtaining Labour Market Opinions (LMOs).
Roper Greyell LLP
In Price v. Top Line Roofing, Top Line laid off two of its oldest journeymen, Mr. Price, who was 53 and a colleague, who was in his 60s.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A recent Florida decision provides some valuable guidance for Canadian employers wishing to keep settlement agreements strictly confidential.
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