Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On July 18th, 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") announced changes to its registered pension plan review process, which will be based upon risk criteria.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On July 22nd, Howard Levitt was interviewed on Newstalk 1010 "Jim Richards Show" discussing the recent story in Alabama of an employee being fired from his job for refusing to remove a confederate flag...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The appeal of stock option plans (SOP) is undeniable. Indeed, by linking employees' personal gains to the growth of the company's share value, a SOP offers a flexible form of compensation as well as a long-term incentive program.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The amendment enacts a private member's bill to amend the Income Tax Act. It imposes unusual public disclosure requirements on labour organizations, including trade unions, and also on "labour trusts".
Miller Thomson LLP
On July 9th, the Supreme Court granted leave to appeal from the judgment rendered by the Federal Court of Appeal in Wilson v. Atomic Energy Canada Ltd.
McLennan Ross LLP
In the midst of economic uncertainty and widespread cost-cutting, many employers are currently facing the challenge of how to taper wage costs while avoiding constructive dismissal claims.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On July 20th, Howard Levitt was interviewed on Zoomer Radio AM 740 "Goldawk Fights Back" discussing the uncomfortable process of firing an employee.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Howard Levitt Discusses The Dynamics Of Employees Quitting Their Job
Levitt & Grosman LLP
Levitt comments on whether or not an everyday employee would be terminated in a similar case, unionized or not.
In August of 2013 CCP wrote this article about Jan Wong, a long-time writer for the Globe and Mail, who was ordered to repay the money she received in a settlement with the Newspaper after she lost her job.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
It is generally recognized that a serious and long-term illness that prevents an employee from being able to work can eventually result in the "frustration" of the employment contract.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The upcoming Civic Holiday is celebrated on Monday, August 3 in Ontario. The holiday, which was created in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, often raises questions for employees and employers alike.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Employers and employees are free to contract on the terms and conditions of employment.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The employer had no obligation to allow the employee to make up declined Sunday hours so that he could maintain his prior level of earnings.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Federally-regulated employers may soon be seeing changes to privacy and human rights laws in relation to genetic information.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Would you bet millions of dollars on your ability to accurately predict how the IRS will interpret the tax code? That's what a plan sponsor that adopts a plan that isn't approved by the IRS does.
Dentons (Canada)
An Ontario judge has refused to permit a professional engineer employed with the Ontario Ministry of Labour to testify as an expert in a health and safety prosecution.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario awarded unprecedented damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect totalling approximately $220,000 to two temporary foreign workers who were repeatedly sexually harassed
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When a worker still has functional limitations following an employment injury, an evaluation process of the pre-injury position is performed by the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail in concert with the employer.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted the dismissed worker leave to appeal the decision, meaning that employers will soon see a definitive ruling on this issue. We will be sure to keep you updated on the outcome.
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McMillan LLP
As widely predicted, Budget 2015 proposes to reduce the amount that annuitants are required to withdraw from a Registered Retirement Income Fund ("RRIF") in 2015 and subsequent taxation years.
Aird & Berlis LLP
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision in Paquette v. Quadraspec Inc. addresses two important issues that employers face:
Dentons (Canada)
Not surprisingly, employers seek to hire individuals who will perform the duties of their job diligently, honestly and faithfully.
Dismissing an employee is never an easy exercise for an employer and all too often employers dismiss employees without fully appreciating the obligations and liabilities associated with their decision.
Our readers probably already know that when a unionized employee is unjustly discharged from their employment, the presumptive remedy from an arbitrator is reinstatement to employment.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The employer community grapples with accommodation all the time. The task is complicated by the question of how to deal with an employee's lawful use of a product – marijuana – that is illegal in most contexts and which is perceived as recreational and hazardous.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
There have been many changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) over the last year, with an emphasis on employer compliance.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
Following a preliminary inquiry last April, a Montreal-area construction contractor was committed for trial on charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.
McInnes Cooper
Recently, the NS Court of Appeal confirmed that a union can be certified as the bargaining agent of employees based merely on their dependence on the employer’s "industry"– even when those "employees" may have worked for the employer for a single day.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The federal government has enacted a new tax law that requires unions to disclose financial information (Bill C-377, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, passed on June 30, 2015).
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