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On Monday, October 19, 2015, Canadian citizens are to vote in the federal election. Eligible voters will have a 12-hour period within which to cast their ballots, i.e. from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On September 21st, Howard Levitt was interviewed on Newstalk 1010 "The Night Side" discussing various employment scenarios...
Dentons (Canada)
The defence of "officially induced error" is rarely used successfully, but in a recent Highway Traffic Act case, it won the day.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On September 22nd, Howard Levitt was interviewed on Newstalk 770 "Morning Show" discussing creating workplace policies in regards to the use of medical marijuana while on the job.
Cassels Brock
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (the "OHRC") has recently published a report on people with mental health and addiction disabilities in the province.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
By a two-to-one majority, the Quebec Court of Appeal recently ruled1 that a finding of the Commission des lésions professionnelles (CLP) according to which a worker had not been the victim of psychological harassment and thus did not suffer an employment injury within the meaning of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Alberta Court of Appeal affirmed an arbitral award upholding the termination of a probationary employee with Asperger's syndrome in Telecommunications Workers Union v Telus Communications Inc.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Alberta, when the NDP government was voted into power earlier this year, they were elected on the promise of increasing the minimum wage to $15, for employees working for provincially-regulated employers and they are about to take the first step towards that promise.
WeirFoulds LLP
Workplace investigations are essential in cases of alleged harassment, workplace violence, bullying, fraud or other types of egregious misconduct.
Can an employer terminate an employee with just cause for a single incident which breaches the trust fundamental to an employment relationship?
Cox & Palmer
In Nova Scotia, employees with ten years of service are provided with special protections under the Labour Standards Code.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 education workers in the provnce, moved into Phase 2 of its Work-to-Rule plan.
Dentons (Canada)
As one employer learned recently, smoke-free workplace legislation has teeth.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Does your workplace have gender-neutral washrooms? Does your workplace have a dress code that accommodates all forms of gender expression?
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In Canada, particularly in the province of Quebec, the length of notice of termination to which an employee is entitled is fairly generous.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
A federal election will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
In a ground-breaking decision published on August 27, 2015 the National Labour Relations Board revisited the test to be used in determining whether two employers should be considered as a "joint employer" for the purposes of applying the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In January 2015, Wilson, Northwest, and their respective legal representatives, attended a court-directed mediation.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A recent decision of the BC Court of Appeal provides a cautionary tale for BC employers seeking to remedy a potential wrongful dismissal.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On Aug. 20, 2015, the Manitoba Court of Appeal ("MCA") dismissed the appeal in the JAFT Corp v, Jones et al. rescission case.
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McMillan LLP
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.
Dentons (Canada)
In October 2013, Mr. Betts stopped reporting for work, claiming he was disabled due to illness, being a further incident of depression and anxiety.
McLennan Ross LLP
A decision rendered a few months ago by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has provided some helpful guidance on a question that frequently arises from our employer clients.
Dentons (Canada)
An employee on a "last-chance" agreement was fired for cause for his "aggressive, condescending and rude" behaviour including discussing sensitive personal matters at work.
Soloway Wright
On this issue, Canadian employment law appears to be in the midst of rapid and draconian change.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Probationary periods serve an important role in ensuring that employers hire the right person for the job, but what are an employer's legal obligations when terminating a probationary employee?
Cox & Palmer
To appreciate the dangers of varying employment terms, we must start with the foundations of contract law.
Stringer LLP
Disability management is a challenging issue for HR professionals. An employee with a disability may require an extended absence from work due to their medical condition.
Cox & Palmer
The growth of social media and its integration into our lives and the workplace continues to evolve.
DLA Piper
On June 26, 2015, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a complaint regarding mandatory retirement in Yaremy v. City of Vancouver and another, 2015 BCHRT 98.
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