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Overholt Law
Working at a height increases the risk of an accident at any job. Each year, many men and women in British Columbia are injured at work after a fall.
Overholt Law
In 2010, an ambulance heading toward Tofino on Vancouver Island drove over a barrier and crashed down a 33-metre cliff into the lake below.
Overholt Law
Being dismissed from a job is usually a difficult pill to swallow, but summary dismissal from a position of tenure can be personally and financially devastating.
Overholt Law
Young workers make up a significant portion of the workforce. Unfortunately, they are just as prone to accidents as any other workers...
Overholt Law
A local hockey league with teams across the province, including here in Vancouver, recently sought to become one of those exceptions.
Overholt Law
When heavy equipment and heavy products are present at a work site, safety should be on every worker's mind.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Risk management relating to pension plans has been a much-discussed topic among plan sponsors and administrators in recent years, particularly after the market crash in 2008.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The workplace practice of bring your own device (BYOD) has hit the mainstream as more and more employees use their own mobile electronic devices to connect to corporate networks.
Cox & Palmer
Misetich v Value Village Stores Inc., 2016 HRTO 1229, a recent decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that considered an employee's eldercare responsibilities...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Employers should be aware that the consequences of failing to provide a discrimination free workplace can be significant.
Dentons
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released two online courses on WHMIS 2015, which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Everyone is waiting impatiently: nobody is talking about it, but everybody is thinking about it – what will this year's Christmas gift from their employer be?
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Les festivités de fin d'année sont une belle occasion pour les organisations de remercier leurs employés et de générer un sentiment d'appartenance accru.
CCPartners
Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company's successes in the last year.
CCPartners
Perhaps, according to the recent decision in R. v. Fournier! In April 2012 a workplace accident from a collapsed trench wall resulted in a fatality.
McMillan LLP
Bill 70, which received first reading on November 16, 2016, creates the structure for the FSRA.
McMillan LLP
On November 8, 2016, Ontario Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, 2015 ("PRPP Act") and its regulations came into force. We previously commented on this anticipated legislation here.
Stewart McKelvey
Canadian employers are already coping with approximately 75,000 Canadians authorized to use medical marijuana.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The federal government has moved one step closer to making good on its promise earlier this year to restore the pre-2013 public service labour relations regime.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
With the Christmas season around the corner, many are looking forward to the statutory holidays.
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Stringer LLP
Employers be warned - engaging in high-handed, bullying behaviour when dismissing an employee may be a costly strategy.
Gowling WLG
Employees on maternity leave are not exempt from being dismissed or selected for redundancy in a genuine redundancy situation where there is no suitable alternative vacancy.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Under Express Entry, applicants who wish to be considered under any of the above permanent resident categories must now submit an online profile, to indicate their interest in immigrating to Canada.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Women have long been underrepresented in the STEM fields. Many feel that the presence of more women in STEM can only lead to increased innovation, competitiveness and creativity...
Howie, Sacks & Henry
But what if the medical professional you consult is skeptical or dismissive when you present yourself for diagnosis?
Ridout Barron
A Canadian ombudsman has been asked to investigate claims that workers suffering from mental illness may be denied benefits, according to a recent report.
Cox & Palmer
A recent arbitration decision from Alberta tackles a myriad of issues related to a positive post incident drug test.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On November 16, 2016, Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 (Bill) received first reading in Ontario's legislative assembly.
Gowling WLG
Increasingly British Columbia employers are looking abroad to attract international talent into their workforce.
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