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Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Supreme Court restored the initial decision by the adjudicator assigned to the complaint, overturning the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal on judicial review.
Dentons
An employer has beat occupational health and safety charges laid after its supervisor caused an explosion when he defied instructions and took it upon himself to use a torch to thaw ice that had accumulated in a culvert.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
British Columbia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton, announced on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that the government will introduce a bill next week to amend British Columbia's Human Rights Code...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has finally settled the highly contested question of whether federally regulated non-unionized employees can be dismissed without cause.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Le 14 juillet 2016, la Cour suprême du Canada (la « CSC ») a publié son jugement dans la cause Wilson c. Énergie Atomique du Canada Ltée. La majorité de la Cour a accueilli l'appel et rétabli la décision de l'arbitre.
Gowling WLG
The Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Ontario has had new sale of business pension transfer rules (the Transfer Rules) since January 1, 2014.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Navigating the complexities of workplace harassment is a challenging process for employers.
McLennan Ross LLP
On July 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Wilson v. AECL.
Bennett Jones LLP
In an important decision (Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Limited) for federally regulated employers, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the "unjust dismissal" provisions...
Dentons
In November 2009, Atomic Energy Canada Limited ("AECL") dismissed a procurement supervisor after four and a half years of service.
Gowling WLG
Three years on, we have the first Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) guidance on the scope of pre-termination negotiation confidentiality under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA).
Miller Thomson LLP
The Code applies to federally regulated employers primarily in the banking, broadcasting, telecommunications, interprovincial transportation and aeronautics sectors.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission's highly publicized Whistleblower Policy (15-601) came into effect July 14, 2016 after an extensive comment period running through much of 2015 and 2016.
Dentons
As we previously reported, the amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act introduced by Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
We wish to draw your attention to the important decision rendered July 4, 2016 (in French only) by Administrative Judge Claire Burdett of the Tribunal administratif du travail, Health and Safety Division.
CCPartners
The Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") has released its decision on Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd v Wilson. We first told you about this case in our August 2013 blog.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Should an employer's financial circumstances be relevant when considering the period of reasonable notice to which a wrongfully dismissed employee is entitled?
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Nous désirons porter à votre attention la décision d'importance rendue le 12 juillet 2016 par la juge administrative Claire Burdett du Tribunal administratif du travail, division de la santé et de la sécurité.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Cox & Palmer
In May of 2016, in Fair v Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, 2012 HRTO 350, an Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a Human Rights Tribunal with important implications for employers...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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