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Top 10 Issues For Employers, #10: Terminating An Employee For Poor Performance
This is the 10th and final instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This instalment addresses terminating an employee for poor performance.
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, #8: Employment Considerations In Business Transactions
This is the eighth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series, focusing on employment considerations in business transactions.
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, #9: Personal Employee Information
This is the ninth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This instalment addresses privacy risks and best practices for employers with respect to the management of personal employee information.
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Background Checks By Province: What Employers Need To Know
Background screening job candidates is an important part of an employer's recruitment process, helping to identify the best-qualified candidates and manage potential risks associated with...
Canada
27 Jun 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules No Discrimination For Termination Of Drug Addicted Employee
On June 15, 2017, the SCC released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. Stewart is a welcome decision for employers looking to improve and enforce alcohol and drug policies...
Canada
21 Jun 2017
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Overhaul Of Alberta's Workplace Laws Now Underway
Significant changes to Alberta's workplace laws are coming. On May 24, 2017, the Alberta government introduced Bill 17 which proposes the biggest changes to Alberta's Employment Standards...
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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Federal Cannabis Legislation: Five Key Considerations For Employers
On April 13, 2017, the federal government introduced the Cannabis Act (Act), which will legalize and regulate the use of cannabis for recreational purposes in Canada.
Canada
2 May 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #6: Balancing BYOD Programs With Expectations Of Privacy At Work
The workplace practice of bring your own device (BYOD) has hit the mainstream as more and more employees use their own mobile electronic devices to connect to corporate networks.
Canada
7 Dec 2016
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Employer Obligations During The Fort McMurray Wildfire
The devastating impact of the wildfire that continues to burn throughout northern Alberta has left those directly affected with unanswered questions relating to sources of income and financial stability.
Canada
1 Jun 2016
10
Legal Trends 2016: Employment & Labour
In the past year, the media and governments across Canada have paid greater attention to workplace discrimination and harassment.
Canada
9 Mar 2016
11
SCC Revisits Constructive Dismissal In Potter V. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission
On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) revisited and clarified the common law test for constructive dismissal in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission.
Canada
13 Mar 2015
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Clarifies Fiduciary Obligations Of Employees
The Alberta Court of Appeal released its judgment in Evans v. The Sports Corporation on January 18, 2013, in which the fiduciary relantionship between employee and employer was analysed.
Canada
23 Jan 2013
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Contractual Termination Payments Not Subject To Mitigation
In its decision in Bowes v. Goss Power Products Ltd., released on June 21, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that an employee’s success in finding other employment will not reduce termination payments due under a contract, unless the employment contract contains clear and specific wording to the contrary.
Canada
27 Jun 2012
14
Unfair Competition By Fiduciaries Proves Costly
The Court of Appeal for Ontario (the Court) has released its decision in GasTOPS Ltd. v. Forsyth (GasTOPS).
Canada
7 Mar 2012
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Ontario Court Rules Employee Using Work Computer Has Privacy Rights
Employers should take notice of a recent ruling from the Ontario Court of Appeal that recognizes the privacy rights of employees using work computers.
Canada
13 Apr 2011
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Supreme Court Of Canada Addresses Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants In Employment Agreements
On January 23, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons in Shafron v. KRG Insurance Brokers (Western) Inc., 2009 SCC 6, providing additional guidance on how courts will interpret non-competition provisions in employment agreements.
Canada
5 Feb 2009
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Important Ontario Court Of Appeal Decision Dealing With Unilateral Changes To The Terms Of Employment
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that an employer cannot unilaterally amend the terms of an employee's contract of employment.
Canada
12 May 2008
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Court of Appeal Reduces Landmark Punitive Damages Award Against Employer
On September 29, 2006, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in Keays v. Honda Canada Inc. In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeal upheld the trial judge’s award of 24 months’ pay in lieu of notice, but significantly reduced the punitive damages award from CAD 500,000 to CAD 100,000.
Canada
 
30 Oct 2006
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Duty To Accommodate — Recent Québec Decisions
Over the last few years, Québec courts and tribunals have rendered many interesting decisions discussing an employer’s duty to accommodate employees who are handicapped or have special needs.
Canada
 
5 Oct 2005
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Video Surveillance of Employees and Private-Sector Privacy Legislation
Video surveillance of employees constitutes the collection of personal information and the consent of the individual whose personal information is being collected will be required, unless the employer relies on an exception provided within the legislation.
Canada
 
4 Oct 2005
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