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Chicken Caught: Privacy Commissioner Confirms Video Surveillance Should Be Last Resort For Organizations
In the recently released Investigation Report P17-01, Use of employee surveillance by a BC chicken catching organization, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia ...
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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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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Ontario Introduces Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act To Reform Employment And Labour Law
On May 23, 2017, The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report (Report) was released, recommending major changes to the province's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
Canada
7 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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Ontario Considers Major Employment And Labour Law Reform: Key Recommendations And How They Will Impact Employers
On May 23, 2017, the Ontario government released The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report, which recommends a sweeping overhaul to Ontario's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
Canada
31 May 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #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
19 May 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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Alberta Announces Overhaul Of Workplace Laws
Alberta's government is taking the pen to the province's workplace legislation.
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #7: Obligations When Terminating Without Cause
This is the seventh instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This issue addresses termination entitlements upon a "without cause" dismissal.
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #5: Dos and Don'ts of Interviews
This is the fifth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. Interviewing prospective employees can be a difficult process for the applicant and the employer alike.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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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
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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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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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Technology In The Workplace: Top 9 Issues For Employers
Technology enters the workplace in many ways and there are a number of risks and issues that employers need to consider.
Canada
23 Dec 2015
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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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Coming Soon To A Workplace Near You: AODA Employment Standards
All organizations with 50 or more employees in Ontario will be required to comply with the accessible employment standards made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 starting on January 1, 2016.
Canada
14 Oct 2015
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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
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Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increases To Keep Up With Inflation
On October 1, 2015, the general minimum wage rate in Ontario will increase to C$11.25 per hour from C$11 per hour.
Canada
24 Mar 2015
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