Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Miller Thomson LLP
The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, referenced by most in Alberta as Bill 6, was passed into law on December 10, 2015.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
What happens when an employer terminates an employee on a fixed-term contract?
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court in Nagribianko v Select Wine Merchants Ltd. reminds employers that probationary periods can give them a real opportunity to determine the suitability of an employee for employment.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Many employers are often surprised to hear that the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "ESA") is not the starting point for determining how much notice of termination an employee is owed.
Dentons (Canada)
An electrical contractor has been hit with a huge fine after its faulty electrical work led to a resident's death.
Dentons (Canada)
In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code ("LRC") and the Public Service Employees Relations Act ("PSERA").
Stringer LLP
Canadian employees are presumptively entitled to "reasonable notice" of termination.
Miller Thomson LLP
As promised in its March 2016 budget, on April 14th, the Ontario government introduced Bill 186, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Act (Strengthening Retirement Security for Ontarians), 2016 (the "Bill" or the "Act").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal considered whether the Personal Information Protection Act prevents labour arbitrators from disclosing personal information about grievors and witnesses in an arbitration award.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Generally, unless an exemption applies, the ORPP will be mandatory for employees and office holders employed in Ontario.
Miller Thomson LLP
On April 21st, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal filed by Premier Tech Ltée and Gestion Bernard Bélanger against a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal rendered on July 9, 2015 in Premier Tech et al. v. Dollo (2015 QCCA 1159).
Field LLP
We had earlier provided clients with a brief summary of the Mihaly decision in an e-blast sent out on January 27, 2016.[1] This article is a follow-up and includes some of the top lessons for regulators and their legal counsel.
At CCP, we are big believers in the value of a well-written employment agreement to reduce liability at the point of a dismissal on a non-cause basis.
Dentons (Canada)
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded an employee, whose fixed-term contract was terminated on a without cause basis twenty-three months into a five-year term, damages reflecting the balance of his remuneration under the Agreement.
Dentons (Canada)
A labour arbitrator has awarded a unionized employee $5,000.00 in damages from his employer – despite the fact that the employer was registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Our recent webinars have focused on the workplace health and safety obligations of businesses and their people, and offered practical tips for staying in compliance. In addition to occupational health and safety laws, we have tackled other employment issues.
Stewart McKelvey
Pooled Registered Pension Plans ("PRPPs") are closer to becoming a reality for Nova Scotian employers.
Cox & Palmer
Family status cases continue to work through human rights tribunals across the country.
Stringer LLP
A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision confirms that family status protection may require employers to accommodate employees' sporadic or unexpected absences to fulfill childcare obligations.
Dentons (Canada)
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has produced a "year one" impact-evaluation report on its Severe Injury Reporting Program.
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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.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Innocent absenteeism is absenteeism which results from the illness or disability of an employee.
Stringer LLP
The law has become increasingly sensitive to the need for the protection of personal information from public disclosure.
Lawson Lundell LLP
There were two interesting developments in Ontario this month in employment and human rights law.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Employers in Canada understand that they must maintain a safe work environment for their employees.
The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision last week that serves as a stark reminder to employers of just how critical a properly worded employment agreement can be.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In a preliminary award, an Ontario arbitrator allowed covert video surveillance footage to be used as evidence in a wrongful dismissal grievance.
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