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Proposed Change To Afford Certain Temporary Foreign Workers With Increased Mobility
IRCC, and ESDC, have proposed an amendment to the IRPR, which would provide increased employment mobility to certain foreign workers under the TFWP.
Canada
12 Jul 2019
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Alberta Labour Law Changes Begin
On May 27, 2019, the recently-elected United Conservative Party (UCP) Government introduced Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business) to the Provincial Legislature.
Canada
12 Jun 2019
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Confirms That Directors May Be Held Personally Liable For Injuries Sustained In A Workplace Incident
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently revisited the question of directors' personal liability for injuries sustained in a workplace incident.
Canada
7 May 2019
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Pay Transparency Is Back (Maybe)
As you will recall, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 was passed by the previous Ontario government and was scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2019.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
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Appeal Court Refuses To Reinstate Jail Sentence … This Time
In the thousands of OHSA prosecutions that have occurred in Ontario history, defendants have been jailed fewer than two dozen times.
Canada
8 Apr 2019
6
Accessibility Laws In Canada – Status @ January 1, 2019
As of January 1, 2019, the federal government and the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia are at various stages of introducing accessibility laws.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Alberta Bans Mandatory High Heels In The Workplace
Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Alberta can no longer require workers to wear footwear that may pose a health or safety risk to workers.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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Reasonable Notice Damages For Wrongful Dismissal Cannot Be Determined Via Summary Judgment
The decision from of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in Coffey v. Nine Energy Canada Inc., 2018 ABQB 898 [Coffey], provides clarity amidst the conflicting jurisprudential landscape.
Canada
3 Jan 2019
9
More Legislative Changes Coming With Bill 66
Employers would still be required to enter into written agreements with employees to have employees work excess hours and to average overtime hours worked.
Canada
18 Dec 2018
10
Apportionment Of Liability Under The Workers' Compensation Scheme In Alberta
The Defendant, Carlyle McIntyre (McIntyre), took his vehicle into Calgary Propane and Automotive (Calgary Propane) for repairs.
Canada
12 Dec 2018
11
Speaking Out On Workplace Harassment: #MeToo (Video)
Thank you for joining us at Dentons' eighth annual CPD Bootcamp. This one-day program, available through in-person attendance or livestream, was designed exclusively for general counsel,
Canada
5 Dec 2018
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The More Things Change… Ford Government Rolls Back Bill 148
On November 21, 2018, Bill 47—the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018—received royal assent. Bill 47 makes numerous amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA),
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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WSIB Fraud Requires A Wilful Act, Like Tax Evasion, Appeal Court Decides
The WSIB must prove that a worker intended to obtain WSIB benefits to which he or she was not entitled, when it charges a worker with "wilfully failing to inform the Board of a material change", the Ontario Court of Appeal has decided.
Canada
21 Nov 2018
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What Happens To The Pension When The Pensioner Disappears Into Thin Air?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently agreed to hear an appeal of a Quebec case that deals with the obligations and rights of a pension plan administrator when a pensioner goes missing.
Canada
7 Nov 2018
15
WSIB's New Rate Framework For Employers
Following policy consultations that took place from August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB or the Board) announced its new rate framework for employers.
Canada
30 Oct 2018
16
Going, Going, (Mostly) Gone: Ontario Conservative Government Announces Targeted Rollback Of Bill 148 Amendments To The Ontario Employment Standards Act And The Ontario Labour Relations Act
Earlier today, Premier Doug Ford followed through on his promise to revisit the previous Liberal government's labour reforms by introducing legislation...
Canada
25 Oct 2018
17
Union Certifications: What Employers Need To Know About Union Organizing
Few events can more dramatically impact the way your business operates than the certification of a union.
Canada
8 Oct 2018
18
Prison-Time For A Contractor For Manslaughter: A First In Quebec Legal History
Last year, we discussed on this blog, the case of an excavation contractor who was facing criminal negligence causing death and manslaughter charges ...
Canada
3 Oct 2018
19
Ninety-Day Administrative Driving Suspension For Impaired Driving Was Not Just Cause To Fire Assistant Fire Chief
An Assistant Fire Chief has won his wrongful dismissal suit after he was fired following a 90-day administrative driving prohibition for impaired driving while off-duty.
Canada
21 Sep 2018
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Owner Of Electrical Contractor, Who Transferred Assets Due To Looming Charges, Held Personally Liable For Company's $430,000 Regulatory Fine
In what appears to be a novel decision in the regulatory context, a judge has held an owner of an electrical contracting firm personally liable for the company's regulatory fines after he transferred assets out of the company following a fatal incident.
Canada
10 Sep 2018
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