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A Broader View: Court Of Appeal Confirms Holistic Approach For Random Drug And Alcohol Testing In Alberta
Alberta's highest court has clarified the parameters of the law on random drug and alcohol testing and emphasized that courts and arbitrators alike should take a holistic approach to safety...
Canada
14 Nov 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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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules No Discrimination For Termination Of Drug-Addicted Employee
The appellant was employed by Elk Valley Coal Corporation (Elk Valley) in a safety-sensitive position at its coal mine near Hinton, Alberta.
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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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #8: Employment Considerations In Business Transactions
Employees are the heart of a business and often a significant part of the Target's value that a Buyer is paying for in a transaction.
Canada
5 May 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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Workplace Harassment, A Changing Legislative Landscape
There are legislative changes on the horizon that will affect Ontario workplaces as part of the Ontario government's "It's Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment."
Canada
17 Jun 2016
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Suncor Clears Important Hurdle In Implementation Of Random Alcohol And Drug Testing In Alberta
Employers seeking to introduce random alcohol and drug testing in hazardous work environments have reason to be optimistic following the recently released decision in Suncor Energy Inc. v. Unifor Local 707A.
Canada
7 Jun 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
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New Employer Duties Under Ontario's Sexual Violence And Harassment Action Plan
Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015 contemplates amendments to six pieces of legislation, including Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Canada
16 Nov 2015
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No Holiday For Employers: Summer Legislative Update
The general minimum wage in Ontario became C$11 per hour. This is reflected in amendments to Regulation 285/01 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Canada
14 Jul 2014
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Dazed And Confused: Alberta Arbitration Board Disagrees On How To Apply Top Court Ruling On Alcohol And Drug Testing
The Alberta Arbitration Board's decision on random alcohol and drug testing has attracted significant media attention and commentary.
Canada
12 Jun 2014
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Ontario Employers: Things To Watch In 2014
In December 2013, the Ontario government introduced Bill 146, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2013.
Canada
3 Jan 2014
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Construction Accident Results In C$750,000 Fine For Criminal Negligence
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal imposed a fine of C$750,000 on an Ontario company, holding that the fine was a "fit fine in the circumstances".
Canada
12 Sep 2013
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Post Or Face Penalties: Ontario’s Newest Workplace Posting Requirement
On October 1, 2012, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour will begin enforcing a new workplace posting obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) which requires all employers in Ontario to post a copy of its "Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here" poster.
Canada
7 Sep 2012
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WCB Report Confirms Need To Assign Prime Contractor
On March 5, 2012, WorkSafeBC released its incident investigation report concerning a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a worker at the vacation home of Gordon Campbell, Canada’s High Commissioner to Britain and the former Premier of British Columbia.
Canada
15 Mar 2012
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Quebec Adopts Changes To Occupational Health And Safety Requirements For Mines
For the second time in less than two years, new amendments have been made to the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines (the Regulation).
Canada
7 Apr 2011
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Ontario Court Awards C$36-Million in Damages in Environmental Class Action
On July 6, 2010, The Honourable Mr. Justice J. R. Henderson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded C$36-million to a class of residents against Inco Limited (now Vale) for having contaminated their lands with airborne metals, particularly nickel.
Canada
16 Jul 2010
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Is Your Workplace Ready For Ontario's New Workplace Violence And Harassment Legislation?
On June 15, 2010, amendments to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, which address workplace violence and harassment, will become law.
Canada
24 Mar 2010
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Proposed Ontario Legislation Targets Workplace Violence And Harassment
On April 20, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 168, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace), 2009.
Canada
28 May 2009
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