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Miller Thomson LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a dispute about the termination of long-term disability ("LTD") benefits could not proceed by way of an action.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On April 13, 2017, the Federal government introduced two long-promised bills that, if passed, would lead to Canada becoming one of the few national jurisdictions to permit the legal growth, possession and recreational consumption of marijuana.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Julia Wood received an offer for employment from Fred Deeley Imports ("Deeley") on April 17, 2007. Wood accepted the offer during the phone call, and later received an email from Deeley which outlined...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In April 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice allowed the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to proceed with implementing random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees...
Overholt Law
No worker is immune to the risk of suffering an injury while on the job.
Overholt Law
On behalf of Preston Parsons of Overholt posted in Labour and Employment Law on Friday, April 21, 2017.
Ridout Barron
For many Canadians, living with mental illness is a day-to-day reality.
Stringer LLP
A business' obligations to its workers will depend on whether the workers are employees or independent contractors.
Dentons
An Ontario judge has allowed an injured worker to proceed with his lawsuit against a coworker for failing to report the absence of or defect in fall arrest equipment.
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
In Smith v. Pacific Coast Terminals Co., 2016 BCSC 1876, an employee was considered by his employer to have misled it regarding the necessary permits for a construction project.
Cassels Brock
However, not every breach of an employment agreement will constitute constructive dismissal, and the resolution of this issue can make all the difference in terms of employer liability.
Field LLP
On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled two new cannabis related bills before Parliament, Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act...
Miller Thomson LLP
Tout d'abord, le Québec s'harmonisera de façon générale avec les nouvelles règles fiscales fédérales relatives aux régimes de pension agréés collectifs.
McLennan Ross LLP
Doyle, a Plant Supervisor and Health and Safety Coordinator, was sexually harassed by a work colleague who repeatedly made crude and licentious comments to her.
McMillan LLP
A recent decision from Ontario's Labour Relations Board confirms that contracting out bargaining unit work performed by unionized employees is not always improper.
Dentons
The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island recently awarded WCB benefits to the widow of a worker who died of a heart attack in November 2013.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Following a visit by a CNESST inspector to your construction site, or a serious accident or death on site, your company receives a statement of offence under section 237...
Miller Thomson LLP
As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar, the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) ("PBA") was recently amended. In this communiqué, we briefly review those amendments.
Bennett Jones LLP
On March 13, 2017, the Alberta government announced that it intends to change provincial employment and labour laws to reflect "modern" times.
CCPartners
Pursuant to Ontario's Limitations Act, the limitation period, or time limit, for bringing a wrongful dismissal action in Ontario is two years.
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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.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Liberal Government's 2017 federal budget ("Budget 2017") proposes changes that affect maternity and parental leaves and associated Employment Insurance ("EI") benefits.
McInnes Cooper
But employers need to nip cannabis in the workplace in the bud by acting now to be prepared for cannabis legalization when it happens.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
There has been a growing acknowledgement of the difficulties faced by transgendered people, especially in the workplace, where they frequently experience harassment and discrimination...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
With such assent, significant changes that every provincially regulated employer in Ontario needs to be aware of have come into force with retroactive effectiveness.
Stewart McKelvey
In my December 15, 2016 article, Federal Government's Cannabis Report: What does it mean for employers?, I noted the Report's1 suggestion that there was a lack of research to reliably determine when individuals are impaired by cannabis.
Dentons
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a 24-month damage award to a long-service nurse in a doctor's office who believed that she had been fired during a hostile meeting with her employer.
Cox & Palmer
In Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail c Commission des lésions professionnelles, 2016 QCCS 2424...
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
Dishonesty on the part of an employee casts a dark shadow on the employment relationship and may throw the ongoing viability of that relationship into serious question...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that moral damages may be awarded for termination-related employer conduct that is unfair or is in bad faith and which causes the employee mental distress.
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