In a recent decision, an Ontario arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a grievor with 37 years of service for repeated violations of the company’s health and safety rules and policies.
On March 29, the Obama Administration issued a press release outlining its plan to encourage private investment in infrastructure.
Threatening to resign, when used by an employee to bargain for better working conditions, is a weapon that cuts both ways.
Distracted driving, and in particular texting while driving, are important occupational safety issues, and employers need to act, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a new brochure called " Distracted Driving: No Texting".
The Liberal government in Ontario has recently released its proposed budget.
The federal government introduced the concept of the pooled registered pension plan in late 2011 through Bill C-25, the Pooled Registered Pension Plan Act, aimed to provide a "low cost" and accessible retirement savings vehicle for Canadians who do not currently participate in an employer sponsored pension plan.
The following chart provides information on the different types of leaves available to employees in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
The President’s recent budget proposal would impose a new cap on tax-favored retirement benefits.
Depuis le 1er mai 2013, le salaire minimum a été porté à 10,15 $ l’heure.
A discussion on a recent wrongful dismissal case involving receipt of pornographic material, which illustrates how the contextual approach will be applied by courts.
In a recent decision, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled for the first time that an employer can waive the notice given by an employee who resigns.
A discussion on the judicial decision in a recent case, where a BC employer has successfully defended a claim for constructive dismissal despite taking away supervisory duties and moving the employee from an office to a cubicle.
An employer has been unsuccessful in its bid to keep a newly-created "capital safety planner" position out of a union bargaining unit.
Not every health condition will be a disability, and the mere assertion by an employee that he has a health issue may not be enough , in every case, to require the employer to accommodate.
A discussion on a recent case where an employee was terminated after it came to the Employer's attention that the Employee had falsified her health benefit claims and had failed to provide a truthful explanation regarding her conduct on three separate occasions.
The Ontario government has announced that it is continuing with its pension reform agenda, but it is not all "old news".
The Federal Court of Appeal recently weighed in to reconcile competing tests on the proper way to determine whether an individual is a contractor or truly an employee.
Some organizations subscribe to the close your eyes and think good thoughts school of drafting, when it comes to non-competition agreements in employment contracts.
A discussion which highlights the importance for employers to take a step back and consider what is not workplace bullying and harassment.
Employers that routinely deal with the public in their workplace will be very pleased by a recent Court of Appeal decision in Ontario.