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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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Nova Scotia Department Of Labour And Advanced Education Considering Changes To The Labour Standards Code
The Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is considering expanding the equal pay provisions of the Labour Standards Code (the "Code")
Canada
22 Aug 2019
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Disciplining Employees For Off-Duty Social Media Use: When Is It Appropriate?
When is it appropriate for an employer to discipline an employee for their activity on social media? This is a question that employers often struggle
Canada
23 May 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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Revised Labour Standards For Federal Employers
On December 13, 2018, the federal government gave royal assent to a bill that promised substantial changes to the employment standards for federal employers.
Canada
28 Feb 2019
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New Year, New Changes To Prince Edward Island's Employment Standards Act
On December 29, 2018, new amendments to Prince Edward Island's Employment Standards Act concerning maternity, parental and adoption leave, compassionate care leave, and the qualifying period for sick leave came into effect.
Canada
6 Feb 2019
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Employment & Labour – Top Ten Cases Of 2018
2018 saw a number of developments in employment and labour law.
Canada
18 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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Are You Ready? Navigating Medical And Recreational Cannabis In The Workplace
As an employer, it's important to prepare yourself for the legalization of cannabis. Understand the implications of cannabis use in your workplace and understand ...
Canada
10 Jul 2018
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Can Employers Require Mandatory Unpaid Standby Duty?
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), Association of Justice Counsel v Canada (Attorney General), 2017 SCC 55, addressed the issue of whether a unionized employer...
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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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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Navigating Employment Law Tricky For Startups
So, you want to launch a business in Nova Scotia? Well, whether you want to disrupt the tech sector, break the Internet or brew some sour beer, you are going to need to understand...
Canada
13 Jan 2017
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Union Decertification: Employers, Step Aside
Canadian labour legislation, such as the New Brunswick Industrial Relations Act, is designed to provide employees with the opportunity to establish, and protect, bargaining rights.
Canada
15 Dec 2016
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Termination Clauses: Nova Scotia Supreme Court Weighs In
In recent years, there have been many decisions on the enforceability and interpretation of termination clauses in employment contracts...
Canada
15 Nov 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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Employee's Failure To Disclose Medical Marijuana Use A Factor In Establishing Just Cause For Dismissal
A recent labour arbitration decision out of Newfoundland and Labrador considers the obligation of employees to disclose medical marijuana use in safety-sensitive workplaces.
Canada
3 Nov 2016
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Caution For Employers Dealing With Employees Exhibiting Suspected Mental Health Issues
In Passamaquoddy Lodge v CUPE Local 1763 2016 NBQB 056 the Court of Queen's Bench upheld an original arbitration decision condemning an employer for suspending an employee...
Canada
24 Aug 2016
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Absenteeism Due To Disability: Has Frustration Of Contract Occurred?
Accommodating the extended absence of an employee who is off work due to illness or disability can be a difficult task for employers.
Canada
28 Jul 2016
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Gradual Onset Mental Stress Is Not Compensable For Federal Or Provincial Employees In New Brunswick
Mr. Mullin worked for Correctional Service of Canada as a shop instructor at a maximum security prison in Renous, N.B.
Canada
27 Jul 2016
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