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No Pay In Lieu Of Notice For Disabled Employees?
Recently an interesting summary judgment decision on a wrongful dismissal case was released in Alberta. In Belanger v. Western Ventilation Products Ltd. (Belanger), 2019 ABQB 571
Canada
16 Oct 2019
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Court Confirms Possibility To Owe An Employee 9 Years' Salary And Benefits
Imagine being told that you owe someone nine years' salary and benefits. And that person had no duty to mitigate their damages. And that effectively means you owe that person more than $1 million.
Canada
15 Oct 2019
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Employers Beware: Ontario Court Of Appeal Upholds Exceptional Ruling In Wrongful Dismissal Case
In its recent decision, Ruston v. Keddco MFG. (2011) Ltd., 2019 ONCA 125 (Keddco), the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld an extraordinary damages award and unusually high costs ruling
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Summary Judgment May Not Be Appropriate for Determining Reasonable Notice
​Trials are too expensive for many litigants. Summary judgment is one way of resolving disputes without a trial. In Alberta, summary judgment is available at any time during the pre-trial process.
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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A Business Deal Is A Business Deal... Or Is It?
In some business deals, key employees holding equity are required by the purchaser to execute broad releases relating to pre-closing claims.
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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Alberta Small Claims Court Adds New Forms And Procedure Regulations
On January 1, 2019, an amendment to the Alberta Provincial Court Act, RSA 2000, c P-31 (the Act) came into effect which provides the Lieutenant Governor in Council the authority ...
Canada
12 Mar 2019
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Employment Law: Key Decisions From 2018
The year 2018 brought forth numerous noteworthy decisions in employment law across the country. We have summarized several of these decisions below.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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Swift Termination: Is Protecting A Company's Reputation At All Costs The Endgame In The #MeToo Era?
Harassment is unacceptable. In fact, an employer has a duty to ensure that employees have a harassment-free workplace under section 3(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Court Of Appeal Holds: Senior Manager Negligent In Performing His Leadership Duties Entitled To No Indemnity In Lieu Of Prior Notice
In the case of Garneau c. Gestion Universitas inc., 2018 QCCA 1525, the plaintiff — an actuary who held a senior management position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) — was dismissed by his employer...
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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The Supreme Court Rules: Parliamentary Privilege Not A Carte Blanche For Termination
In its October 5, 2018 judgment in Chagnon v Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (Chagnon),1 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that parliamentary privilege ...
Canada
11 Oct 2018
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Ontario Superior Court Upholds Principles Of New Employment Agreement For Existing Employee
In Lancia v. Park Dentistry, released on February 7, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted summary judgment against an employee who claimed that she had been constructively ...
Canada
4 May 2018
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Les impacts d'un congédiement sur les mécanismes de partage et de transfert de coûts ouverts à l'employeur en vertu de la LATMP : resserrement des critères
Le congédiement d'un travailleur peut avoir de nombreux impacts sur la gestion d'une lésion professionnelle et plus particulièrement sur les coûts entraînés suite à ce congédiement.
Canada
12 Apr 2018
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Drinking And Driving While Off Duty? Not Always Sufficient Cause For Termination
Previous decisions in Canada have confirmed that off-duty conduct of an employee may form the basis for termination from employment.
Canada
9 Apr 2018
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The Employer's Obligation to Make Reasonable Efforts to Reassign an Employee Prior to Dismissal for Incompetence
For several years, Québec employers have been subjected to a number of requirements before dismissing an incompetent employee.
Canada
6 Mar 2018
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Clear As Mud: Minimum Entitlements And Termination Clauses — Yet Another Ontario Court Of Appeal Decision
Termination clauses have been the subject of several recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions.
Canada
5 Mar 2018
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Employment Law: Key Decisions From 2017
The year 2017 brought forth numerous significant decisions in employment law across the country. We have summarized several of these impactful decisions below.
Canada
2 Feb 2018
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Dommages accordés à un employé injustement congédié avant son entrée en fonction
La majorité des employeurs savent qu'ils sont tenus de donner un préavis ou une indemnité de préavis à un employé congédié sans motif valable durant la relation d'emploi.
Canada
26 Oct 2017
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Wrongful Dismissal Damages Awarded To An Employee With No Service
B.C Supreme Court decision highlights that an employer's termination obligations may arise even before the employment start date.
Canada
11 Oct 2017
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Les requêtes en jugement sommaire sont-elles pertinentes pour ce qui est de fixer un préavis raisonnable en Alberta
Selon un conseiller-maître de la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l'Alberta, la réponse à cette question est « non ».
Canada
29 Sep 2017
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Delgadillo c. Blinds To Go, 2017 QCCA 818 : La notion de « cadre supérieur » revisitée par la Cour d'appel
Chaque année, de nombreux salariés se prévalent de leur droit de déposer une plainte à la Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (la « CNESST ») alléguant avoir été congédiés sans cause juste et suffisante. Or, la Loi sur les normes du travail (la « Loi ») prévoit qu'un « cadre supérieur » ne peut se prévaloir d'un tel recours
Canada
28 Sep 2017
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