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In a July 2016 decision, Providence Health Care v. Dunkley, 2016 BCSC 1383, the British Columbia Supreme Court held that Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia failed to establish...
Stringer LLP
A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of maintaining composure – and not venting frustrations upon employees.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Chodha v. 1352866, 2016 HRTO 1241 demonstrates that human rights tribunals will consider an employer's bona fide subjective belief in deciding whether the employer has provided a reasonable explanation...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
What state-specific laws govern the employment relationship? The Employment Standards Act, 2000, sets out most of the minimum employment standards for provincially regulated workplaces in Ontario.
McLennan Ross LLP
As we previously anticipated, yesterday the government announced a process to review changes to the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code.
A worker who said, "If anything ever happened, like losing my job, I'd have no problem coming in here and shooting them"...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Alberta government recently announced it would review Alberta's workplace laws, including the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code.
Cox & Palmer
Workers' Compensation generally operates like a form of insurance in that it provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured in the course of their employment.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Employers must ensure that a written evaluation is conducted annually to measure the effectiveness of the Committee.
McInnes Cooper
It's no April Fools' Day joke: effective April 1, 2017 the minimum wage rates in each of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces will increase.
Field LLP
The recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., 2017 ONCA 158 (Wood), once again highlights that employers must be very careful...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On March 13, 2017, the Alberta government announced that they would be proceeding with a review of Alberta's workplace laws, including the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code.
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Employment contracts often contain termination rights of the parties. In particular there is often a clause permitting the employer to terminate on a certain period of notice.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In January of 2017 the Ontario Ministry of Labour issued a clarifying statement on the definition of a Critical Injury under Regulation 834 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
This is the seventh instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This issue addresses termination entitlements upon a "without cause" dismissal.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Employers regularly have to deal with issues involving problem employees, such as persistent absenteeism, inappropriate behaviour or substandard work.
That recruitment pitch certainly sounds like a good deal, and given the popularity of – and apparent satisfaction with – Uber among both customers and drivers, it must be working.
Ridout Barron
As the RCMP gears up to launch a campaign to address multiple allegations of harassment in their workplaces...
Cassels Brock
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, (the ESA), most employees whose employer regularly employs 50 or more employees are entitled to 10 days of unpaid personal emergency leave...
Miller Thomson LLP
Another bonus-related case that warrants closer attention is Fraser v. Canerector Inc., 2016 ONSC 6071, a decision of the Ontario Divisional Court dealing with discretionary bonuses.
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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.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
Canada and the US share many similarities including the longest international border between two countries.
McInnes Cooper
On January 27, 2017, the governments of the four Atlantic provinces and the federal government announced details of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
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.
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...
Field LLP
A constructive dismissal claim arises when an employer unilaterally changes a fundamental term of the employment agreement and, while the employer has not directly terminated the employee...
The case is a good example of how workplace harassment / violence complaints that appear trivial on their face can turn out to cause the employer significant headaches.
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....
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
In the recent arbitration decision of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority v. Hospital Employees' Union (Termination for Non-Culpable or Innocent Absenteeism), [2016]...
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