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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (Canada) (PBSR) regarding pension plan investments, defined contribution (DC) plans and disclosure of information to plan members, among other things, were published in the Canada Gazette this week, and are scheduled to come into force on April 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, as detailed below.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In AUPE v Alberta, 2014 ABCA 43, the Alberta Court held that the essential character of a dispute between the parties was beyond the jurisdiction of a grievance arbitration board where it involved the constitutional validity of s 12(1) of Public Service Employee Relations Act.
Stewart McKelvey
Hiring employees on a probationary basis allows employers to ensure they hire the right people.
Dentons (Canada)
The OHSA may protect employees against retaliation for asserting their rights under that Act, but not for merely sustaining an injury, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has decided.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on March 6, 2015, in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Ontario's government released its Action Plan, "It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment" this month.
Stewart McKelvey
It all starts with the agreement. Probationary periods are a useful tool for employers assessing the suitability of new hires.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Relating to Pensions (the "Amending Regulation") were published on March 25, 2015.
Cox & Palmer
The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench and the New Brunswick Court of Appeal in a new landmark constructive dismissal case:
Stikeman Elliott LLP
À mi-mandat, au printemps 2009, les relations entre les parties s'étaient détériorées et c'est ainsi que la Commission et Monsieur Potter avaient entrepris de négocier la fin d'emploi du salarié en échange d'une indemnité de départ.
Bennett Jones LLP
"Sharing economy" business models are increasingly in the legal news, usually under attack or some form of scrutiny.
Dentons (Canada)
A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal.
Dentons (Canada)
An employee need not physically assault a co-worker in order to be dismissed for workplace violence, an arbitrator’s decision shows.
Miller Thomson LLP
With a number of employers going through group terminations, questions surrounding their TFW workforces have been asked many times.
McMillan LLP
In a recent bulletin, we advised readers of the Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") decision in Johnstone v. Canadian Border Services Agency ("Johnstone")...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a pair of big wins to Canadian unions. Both judgments relate to public sector unions, but may have important implications for labour law more generally.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On October 1, 2015, the general minimum wage rate in Ontario will increase to C$11.25 per hour from C$11 per hour.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In this case, the employee had been working for the employer as director of financial services for some years.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On March 12th, Muneeza Sheikh was interviewed on News Talk 610 "Tim Denis In The Morning" discussing a more in-depth insight into the constitutional rights as Canadians, particularly when it comes to our religious freedoms.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In recent years, those who regulate conduct in the workplace have increasingly looked at individuals who are in a position to affect when, where, how and with what tools, training and supervision people do their jobs.
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Miller Thomson LLP
Minister of Immigration, Chris Alexander, continues to make the hiring of foreign workers difficult for Canadian employers.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 6, 2015, the Ontario Government published its plan aimed at addressing sexual violence and harassment in Ontario.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Lessons learned from Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd., 2015 ONCA 63, on appeal from 2014 ONSC 4216.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As previously discussed, Citizenship and Immigration Canada ("CIC") implemented its Express Entry system on January 1, 2015.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
From an article published originally in Employment Update, the monthly newsletter of Blaney McMurtry’s Employment and Labour Practice Group.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision, holding that the right to strike is constitutionally protected.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced changes to Canada’s International Mobility Program (IMP).
Torys LLP
The decisions outlined below gave rise to what we believe were the most noteworthy employment law developments of 2014.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Employers hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment are required to submit an additional application form and pay additional fees to CIC.
Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP
The Ontario Court of Justice recently acquitted two defendants who, following a fatal accident, had been charged with various offences under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act...
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