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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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Ontario Court Allows Workplace Random Drug And Alcohol Testing To Proceed
In April 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice allowed the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to proceed with implementing random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees...
Canada
27 Apr 2017
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Styles Overturned: Alberta Court Of Appeal Clarifies Treatment Of Incentive Payments Upon Termination
Mr. Styles had been employed by AIMCo for less than four years at the time his employment was terminated.
Canada
12 Jan 2017
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No Cause? No Dismissal: SCC Confirms Federally Regulated Employees Entitled To Enhanced Protection
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has finally settled the highly contested question of whether federally regulated non-unionized employees can be dismissed without cause.
Canada
22 Jul 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
9
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
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Duty To Accommodate Trumps Company Policy
In its recent decision, H.T. v. ES Holdings Inc. o/a Country Herbs, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) awarded two teenage employees over C$26,000 after they were fired for observing a religious holiday.
Canada
2 Sep 2015
11
Reconciling Family And Professional Obligations: What Should An Employer Do?
In this case, the employee had been working for the employer as director of financial services for some years.
Canada
24 Mar 2015
12
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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New Challenges For Old Laws: B.C. Court Considers Employee Misuse Of Social Media
The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s ruling in Kim v. International Triathlon Union is the first reported court decision to consider termination of a non-union employee for postings made on a social media platform.
Canada
29 Jan 2015
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Finds Just Cause To Terminate Manager Over Misuse Of Company Property
The British Columbia Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of a wrongful dismissal case on the basis that the trial judge erred in characterizing the dishonest conduct of an employee.
Canada
13 Jan 2015
15
Certification Of Overtime Class Action Denied: Decision Upheld By Ontario Court Of Appeal
On October 6, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its judgment in Brown v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Brown).
Canada
9 Oct 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
17
Québec Court Of Appeal Reiterates Principles Applicable To Notices Of Termination
In its recent decision in "Allstate du Canada c. Daunais", the Court of Appeal of Québec overturned a judgment of the Superior Court of Québec.
Canada
1 May 2014
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Québec Superior Court Invalidates Sections 76.3 And 76.5 Of Pay Equity Act
In a recent Québec Superior Court decision, Justice Édouard Martin declared sections 76.3 and 76.5 of the Pay Equity Act to be invalid.
Canada
6 Mar 2014
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ROM Decision: When A Change In Pension Formula Is Not A Reduction Of Accrued Benefits
The Financial Services Tribunal found that section 14(1) (a) of the PBA "protects only the amount of pension that past service would generate at the time the plan is amended."
Canada
20 Aug 2013
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