Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
A recent decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal serves as a useful reminder of the utility of a reasonable settlement offer, which can result in the Tribunal putting an end to complaint proceedings without a hearing.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In the course of the year, it will be interesting to see how the Government of Québec will deal with pay equity matters.
Gowling WLG
With Valentine's Day upon us, we take a look at love and sex at work.
Dentons
An Ontario judge has decided that Atomic Energy of Canada Limited had just cause to dismiss an industrial safety specialist who misrepresented his employment history in a security application.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Canadian government has also implemented changes in the area of immigration, although considerably less drastic.
McMillan LLP
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario's recent decision in Misetich v. Value Village is precedent setting.
CCPartners
On June 29, 2016 CCP blogged about the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto where a termination provision was upheld...
Overholt Law
On average, people in British Columbia are living longer than they ever have before. One of the offshoots of this trend is an aging workforce...
Ridout Barron
A recent study of police culture in departments across Canada has revealed some troubling statistics, according to the professor heading the study.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
This case also serves as a reminder that clear and unambiguous language in a contract may permit employers to limit incentive entitlements to only those employees who are actively employed on the day the incentive vests.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador quashed the decision of an arbitrator that had determined that an employer was justified in terminating an offshore union worker's employment . . .
Langlois lawyers, LLP
When negotiating individual employment contracts, employers and employees often agree to include clauses whose effects continue once the contractual relationship has ended.
Siskinds LLP
Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights.
Siskinds LLP
The Toronto Star has recently started a legal challenge that, if successful, may result in human rights, occupational health and safety, and other complaints made against employers being made public...
Bennett Jones LLP
The courts have again reminded employers — and arbitrators — of the importance of a proper investigation and analysis when an employee is discovered to be using medical marijuana....
Cassels Brock
When faced with a disability-related accommodation request, employers often have questions around the type and scope of medical information they can request from the employee...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On January 30, 2017, a Board of Inquiry, formed as part of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, issued its decision in Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, which found that the denial of an employee's request for coverage of medical marijuana under a health benefit plan amounted to discrimination under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Alberta Court of Appeal's decision in Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation, while dealing primarily with employment law, also provides helpful clarification on the scope...
Dentons
The Alberta Court has confirmed that in order for a director of a corporate employer to be found personally liable for damages sustained by one of the corporation's workers in a workplace accident...
Overholt Law
Sometimes it takes a tragedy before major change can take place. After a fatal workplace accident that took the life of her boyfriend, one Vancouver Island woman is calling for changes...
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Minden Gross LLP
The deadline for 2016 contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is March 1, 2017, so you don't have much time to make a decision.
iGlobal Law
federal government will reduce the waiting period before claimants begin to receive employment insurance ("EI") benefit payments from two weeks to one week.
Cox & Palmer
Yes, it's 2017, but gender discrimination continues to persist in many workplaces. Discrimination in employment on the basis of gender is contrary to human rights legislation...
Cassels Brock
In late 2016 the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the OHRC) issued a new version of its policy on discrimination due to disability...
Lerners
On September 8, 2016, the Ontario Divisional Court overturned a decision that an employer had cause to terminate an employee for insubordination.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The Risk Alert follows several enforcement actions recently brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission charging violations of Rule 21F-17 of the Commission's whistleblower regulations.
McInnes Cooper
The hiring process and the termination process are equally important stages of the employment relationship – and both are full of minefields for employers.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The enforceability of contractual termination provisions can be a contentious issue when they limit an employee's entitlements in the event of a termination without cause to the bare statutory minimum.
McMillan LLP
On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a policy statement that seeks to clarify the type and scope of the medical information that employees need to provide to their employers to support disability-related requests for accommodation.
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