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Introduction Of Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Or Sexual Violence Leave For Employees On Prince Edward Island
On November 1, 2019, employees on Prince Edward Island will be entitled to up to three (3) days leave with pay and an additional seven (7) days...
Canada
8 Oct 2019
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Detecting Impairment In The Workplace
The legalization of cannabis has heightened concern and awareness around impairment in the workplace. Legalization
Canada
28 Jun 2019
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Employer's Refusal To Hire Medical Cannabis User Upheld By NL Court
In a closely watched decision, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (the "Court") recently upheld an arbitration decision that endorsed an employer's decision to refuse employment
Canada
10 Apr 2019
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New Regulations In Newfoundland And Labrador To Address Workplace Harassment & Violence
Newfoundland and Labrador has recently announced upcoming revisions to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012.
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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#MeToo And Your Corporate Culture
Over a year has passed since October 15, 2017, the date that Alyssa Milano famously tweeted #MeToo, as a show of support for those who asserted they were sexually harassed ...
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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New Employment Leave Introduced In New Brunswick: Domestic Violence Leave, Intimate Partner Violence Leave Or Sexual Violence Leave
Recent legislative changes in New Brunswick have introduced a new employment leave available for employees: Domestic Violence Leave, Intimate Partner Violence Leave or Sexual Violence Leave ("Violence Leave").
Canada
19 Sep 2018
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The Interplay Between Workers' Compensation And The Duty To Accommodate
In recent years, there have been a number of decisions related to the obligations of employers in their management of employees on long term disability.
Canada
29 Aug 2018
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"Irreconcilable Incongruity" In Plaintiff's Reporting Disallows Claim For Loss Of Future Income, Section B Setoff Avoids Recovery Of Any Damages
In Bent v. MacFarlane, contradictions in Bent's self-reporting and her lack of attempt to seek a medical resolution to an alleged chronic pain syndrome proved extremely limiting to her claim for damages.
Canada
29 May 2018
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New Occupational Health And Safety Regulations In New Brunswick: Addressing Workplace Harassment And Violence
New Brunswick has introduced new regulations under the General Regulations - Occupational Health and Safety Act ("OHSA") aimed at identifying and preventing workplace violence...
Canada
15 May 2018
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The Right Person For The Job: Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Finds Duty To Accommodate Prospective Employees
It is by now widely understood among employers across Canada that there is an obligation to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship.
Canada
22 Mar 2018
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It's 2018: Here Are Three Workplace Policies That Businesses Should Revisit (Or Implement)
If it wasn't already clear, the wave of allegations that have had swept through the film industry and political sphere have demonstrated that sexual harassment and assault is a serious and prevalent workplace problem in our society.
Canada
30 Jan 2018
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It's 2018: Here Are Three Workplace Policies That Nova Scotia Businesses Should Revisit (Or Implement)
If it wasn't already clear, the wave of allegations that have had swept through the film industry and political sphere have demonstrated that sexual harassment and assault is a serious ...
Canada
29 Jan 2018
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Employer Misconduct Results In Moral Damages
The Ontario Court of Appeal in Doyle v. Zochem Inc., 2017 ONCA 130 recently upheld an award of $60,000 in "moral damages" to a former employee for the bad faith manner in which she was dismissed.
Canada
7 Nov 2017
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Employer Permitted To Terminate Employees Receiving Ltd Benefits
A recent New Brunswick Labour Adjudication decision addressed the sensitive issue of terminating permanently disabled employees on long-term disability leave ("LTD").
Canada
10 Jul 2017
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Random Drug And Alcohol Testing OK For Now At The Toronto Transit Commission
In a recent court case from Ontario, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v Toronto Transit Commission, 2017 ONSC 2078...
Canada
5 May 2017
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Pregnancy Quips Perpetuate Gender Discrimination
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...
Canada
27 Jan 2017
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The Beginning Of The End Of A Different Legal Test For Family Status Discrimination?
Misetich v Value Village Stores Inc., 2016 HRTO 1229, a recent decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario that considered an employee's eldercare responsibilities...
Canada
7 Dec 2016
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Medicinal Monday To Fridays: When Employees Are Under The Influence Of Medicinal Marijuana
The recent arbitration decision, Unifor, Local 2001 NB v Old Dutch Foods Ltd, 2016 CanLII 61672 (NB LA) Arbirtrator Doucet addresses the emerging topic of managing medical marijuana in the workplace.
Canada
14 Nov 2016
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Sexual Harassment And The Perils Of Failing To Manage Workplace Decorum
The recent arbitration decision in Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1418 v New Brunswick, highlights the dangers in failing to confront employee "bad" behaviour and being lax with policy...
Canada
4 Oct 2016
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Use Of Social Media For Operational Purposes: Should Employers Hang Up The Hashtag?
A recent labour arbitration decision out of Ontario considers an employer's obligation to protect its employees from harassment via an employer's presence on social media.
Canada
17 Aug 2016
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