Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Cox & Palmer
In the context of a unionized work environment, it is generally the case that when an employee is found to be terminated without cause, the employee is ordered to be reinstated.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
It can start with a knock on the door one morning. It is a local Indian agent, or the parish priest, or, perhaps, a mounted police officer.
Goodmans LLP
The Finance Ministers of Canada and its provinces have announced an agreement in principle to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
If an employer designates Heritage Day as a general holiday, then all of the rules pertaining to general holidays and general holiday compensation will apply to employees.
Dentons
The Alberta Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that an owner/developer of a condominium conversion project was not liable for damages in a civil action commenced by a worker.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
This column considers whether changes to U.S. tax law made by the PATH Act are likely to increase investment by Canadian pension plans in U.S. infrastructure.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
John French claimed his employer, Selkin Logging Ltd., discriminated against him in employment on the ground of physical disability when he was discharged for refusing to give up smoking marijuana at the workplace.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has now ruled on the damages an employer owes to an employee upon early termination by the employer of a fixed term contract where the contract does not contain an early termination clause...
CCPartners
In 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a legal obligation to perform contracts in good faith. In 2016, that principle is being applied in an ongoing Ontario Court action.
Gowling WLG
The core purpose of workers' compensation legislation has been to offer injured workers easier access to benefits while immunizing their employers from direct liability.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The summer solstice may technically mark the beginning of summer; however, for most Canadians summer begins on Canada Day.
Gowling WLG
We know that employers usually owe notice of termination. But can an employee just walk out without providing fair notice? No.
Dentons
Readers of this blog may recall reading in 2014 about the Ontario Divisional Court upholding the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal's order for 10 years of back pay and employee reinstatement.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
In Vanderpol Eggs Ltd. –and– Teamsters Local Union 213, BCLRB No. B165/2014, the Teamsters Local Union 213 (the "Union") alleged that Vanderpol Eggs Ltd. ("Vanderpol") had engaged in unfair labour practices...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Employers are increasingly looking to drug and alcohol testing to address workplace safety risks while employees and unions continue to challenge such testing on the basis of privacy concerns.
McMillan LLP
Negotiations for an extension of the term of the employment agreement then ensued.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal had a chance to clarify the situations in which situations arbitrators would have exclusive jurisdiction over labour disputes.
McMillan LLP
Ontario employers take note. A number of minor changes under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA") will take effect commencing July 1, 2016.
Cassels Brock
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a surprising decision from the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that ordered a terminated employee be reinstated to her position with full seniority...
Dentons
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has set out criteria that an employer must satisfy in order to use its own Occupational Health and Claims Management file to defend itself in a human rights complaint.
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A recent Ontario arbitration involved a grievance alleging that the denial of a claim for reimbursement for medical marijuana under a group health plan breached the collective agreement.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Social media is revolutionizing the way we interact with others – both personally and professionally.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
Family status discrimination, and the related obligation to accommodate family status, continues its trajectory of growth in the landscape of workplace legal relationships.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
However, in light of recent events, it appears likely that Canada will in fact join the nations that have enacted legislative action to address genetic discrimination.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 20, 2016, Ontario Superior Court Justice Lederer rendered a decision that was both momentous and unusual.
Torkin Manes LLP
While the possession of marijuana presently remains unlawful in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, its use for medical purposes is permitted under the Regulations to the Act.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Justice D. Blair Nixon of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has quashed the majority decision of the arbitration board in the case surrounding Suncor's proposed random drug and alcohol testing program...
Miller Thomson LLP
Unless a written employment contract says otherwise (and absent just cause), employees are entitled to reasonable notice of termination.
Torkin Manes LLP
The deadline for "small" private sector employers to comply with the "Employment Standard" under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is rapidly approaching.
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.
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