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Lawson Lundell LLP
Last week, we discussed a recent Ontario case where four former employees of Soulpepper Theatre filed sexual harassment suits alleging sexual touching, groping and harassment over a period 13 years
Navigating workplace law can be tricky at the best of times.
A trial judge was wrong to find a City guilty of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges solely because an accident had occurred in which a worker died.
McMillan LLP
A recent BC Supreme Court decision, Ensign v. Price's Alarm Systems (2009) Ltd. 2017 BCSC 2137, provides a stark reminder to employers that the use of "aggressive and unmeritorious defence tactics" ...
Crowe Soberman LLP
If you paid salary, employment commissions or employee benefits from January 1 to December 31, 2017,
Bennett Jones LLP
On November 28, 2017, Ontario's Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent. While some major changes have already come into effect, others are just around the corner.
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2017 produced several notable decisions on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses. The Court of Appeal for Ontario has kicked off 2018 ...
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
Employers should undertake a review of their current policies and practices to ensure they are, and will continue to be, in compliance with Bill 148.
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The Court also commented on the protocol for training between large and smaller organizations.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alberta's employment standards laws have changed significantly as of January 1, 2018. Among other things, periods of job-protected maternity ...
In conjunction with its overhaul of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Ontario government has also published an updated version of the Employment Standards Poster.
McLennan Ross LLP
On January 10, 2018, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it would increase minimum wage to $13.46 per hour on April 1, 2018.
Over the last few years, the question of whether a termination provision in an employment contract is enforceable has received unprecedented attention by the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Bennett Jones LLP
Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans (the New Act), received its first reading in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on November 27, 2017.
Bennett Jones LLP
Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a top legal risk for employers, especially in the context of the #metoo movement.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The employment and labour landscape in Alberta has recently undergone significant legislative changes.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the scope of section 13(1) of BC's Human Rights Code, which concerns discrimination ...
Lawson Lundell LLP
Mr. Justice Paul Belzil in the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has granted Unifor an injunction blocking Suncor's random drug testing policy for its oilsands facilities in northeastern Alberta.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In 15th December 2017's Supreme Court of Canada decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and Schrenk, a split court held that British Columbia's Human Rights Code provides protection to employees from the discriminatory conduct of persons unrelated to their own employer, provided that the discriminatory conduct arose in their employment setting.
Lawson Lundell LLP
Weinstein, #TimesUp, #MeToo, #WhyWeWearBlack. Sexual harassment in the workplace is being talked about more than ever, and the Hollywood movement has shone a particular light on how power imbalance may lead to vulnerable workers being taken advantage of
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On January 1, 2018, the section of Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 dealing with public holiday pay is revised.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On December 15, 2017, Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans [Bill 30] received royal assent...
Stringer LLP
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. This means that the Bill has passed and is now law.
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Close on the heels of the sweeping changes brought about by Bill 148, the Ontario government has enacted another set of changes to Ontario's employment laws.
McMillan LLP
In a recent decision, Shewchuk v. IBM Canada Limited, 2017 BCSC 2211, the British Columbia Supreme Court ordered IBM Canada to pay special costs for its conduct following the company's breach of a settlement agreement with Steven Shewchuk, a former employee
Miller Thomson LLP
While the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can also be a source of problems for employers.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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A recent decision by Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench has provided support for employers who act swiftly in terminating an employee who has engaged in verbal and sexual harassment.
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The Federal Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (the "Board") concerning the National Attendance Management Policy...
McMillan LLP
After Ontario's Bill 148 received Royal Assent in November 2017, one of the province's necessary next steps was to make regulatory changes to both enable and clarify several of the Bill's amendments...
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