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Dentons
The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing to require all construction employers to ensure that their workers complete a new "construction hazard awareness training" program.
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.
Cox & Palmer
A new decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal shows the potential downside of fixed term employment contracts for employers and the importance of proper drafting.
McMillan LLP
Given Brake's approximately 20 years of service and age (62), the Court awarded her 20 months' notice, totalling $104,499.33 in damages.
CCPartners
Federal Employers should be aware that the Federal Court has limited the scope of what constitutes a "workplace" for the purpose of health and safety inspections.
Stringer LLP
Employers have a duty to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship, including facilitating the return to work of employees who require disability-related accommodation.
McInnes Cooper
Membership in the "sandwich generation" no longer means an employee who brown bags her lunch; it means one who's squeezed between raising her children on one side, while at the same time caring for her aging parents on the other side.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On April 20, 2014, an employee of Suncor was involved in a fatal workplace accident at Suncor's facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta (the "Accident").
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.
Dentons
A city has won a suspension of a Ministry of Labour inspector's decision that the city was a "constructor" under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act on a watermain-improvement project.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
In Consbec Inc. v. Walker, 2016 BCCA 114, the B.C. Court of Appeal significantly reduced the amount of damages owed by Peter Walker to his former employer, Consbec Inc...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Human Rights Commission of Ontario ("HRCO") very recently clarified its stance on gender-specific dress codes by issuing a policy position on the subject.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
We recently came across this new Ontario human rights decision in the course of advising an Alberta employer on an employee child care issue.
Rudner MacDonald LLP
What is an employer to do when it discovers that one of their employees has been arrested?
Miller Thomson LLP
On April 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal in Bergeron v. Canada (Attorney General) 2015 FCA 160.
Minden Gross LLP
The idea of adding members of management as defendants in wrongful dismissal cases against corporate employers is not a new one.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Fixed-term employment contracts often seem like a valuable tool for employers.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
For several years now, employers in Quebec have had access to an increasingly qualified labour force, made up primarily of individuals between the ages of 25 and 50...
Aird & Berlis LLP
Social media is revolutionizing the way we interact with others – both personally and professionally.
McInnes Cooper
"Due diligence" is a legal defence to many charges under occupational health and safety (OHS) laws.
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Torkin Manes LLP
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Holland v. Hostopia. com confirms with authority that employment contracts signed after commencement of employment will not be binding against the employee in significant respects.
McMillan LLP
Pursuant to the British Columbia Workers' Compensation Act, every employer has a duty to ensure the health and safety of its workers, which includes taking all reasonable steps to prevent or otherwise minimize workplace bullying and harassment, and eliminate or otherwise minimize workplace violence.
Torys LLP
The issue of "employee snooping" is currently top of mind with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the OPC).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
There is a growing body of arbitral jurisprudence upholding summary dismissal of employees who breached workplace codes of conduct, confidentiality and privacy policies by deliberately snooping into co-worker or client records without any legitimate purpose and for reasons of their own.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Most employers, as a matter of practice, have employees sign agreements that specify the obligations of the employee to disclose inventions to the employer...
Cox & Palmer
Dealing with employees who take maternity and/or paternity leave and then return to the workplace can be challenging for employers.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A few months ago we commented on a case where a fixed term contract caused an employer significant liability because it did not allow for early termination prior to the end of the fixed term.
McMillan LLP
Employers have a management right to impose reasonable rules to govern conduct in the workplace and to discipline and discharge employees who break those rules.
CCPartners
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.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
The income tax planning for the structure of a stock option plan requires the income tax law and corporate law expertise that our experienced Vancouver tax lawyers bring to all client tax issues.
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