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Miller Thomson LLP
In advance of the federal election on October 21, 2019, employers are reminded of their obligation to provide employees with time off to vote on polling day.
Siskinds LLP
An Ontario summary judgment decision released October 3, 2019 has confirmed that an enforceable "without cause" termination clause is not unenforceable on the sole basis ...
Stewart McKelvey
We can all make 2019 a success by building on the year that was. For employers, 2018 was a year of many notable developments in labour and employment law across the country.
Miller Thomson LLP
Shortly after the Inquiry was published, the Ministry of Labour released a guide addressing the prevention of workplace violence in the health care sector.
Miller Thomson LLP
The end of summer and return of many Canadians to their regular work and school routines reminds us of the challenge of balancing work and family.
CCPartners
A recent Ontario Superior court decision serves as a stark reminder to employers that using fixed term contracts can lead to costly damages awards- in this case one with a seven figure damages...
Stewart McKelvey
As 2018 comes to an end, we countdown some pension and employee benefits developments in the last year that we anticipate may lead to developments in 2019.
Stewart McKelvey
Bill C-86, enacted as SC 2018, c. 27, will effect massive changes upon how federal labour and employment relations are regulated.
Fasken
Attitudes towards sexual harassment have changed in recent years.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
It provides new insights expected to be of interest to any association that periodically engages in a collective bargaining process with the state.
Cassels
A federal election has been called for October 21, 2019. With the vote just a few weeks away, employers should be aware of their legal obligations on Election Day.
Stewart McKelvey
With the federal election coming up next week on October 21, 2019, it is a good time for a reminder of the employer obligations under the Canada Elections Act.
Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian Federal Election is just two weeks away. As a business owner or employer, here's what you need to know.
McMillan LLP
A recent decision of Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal may have some employers rethinking how they frame questions to job applicants.
McLennan Ross LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that employers have a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to accommodate an employee's individual needs.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On October 21, 2019, Canadians will head to the polls for the Federal Election. Here is what employers need to know to facilitate an employee's right to vote.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Between employees and independent contractors exists a third, lesser known category of employment relationship: the dependent contractor.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently an interesting summary judgment decision on a wrongful dismissal case was released in Alberta. In Belanger v. Western Ventilation Products Ltd. (Belanger), 2019 ABQB 571
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Imagine being told that you owe someone nine years' salary and benefits. And that person had no duty to mitigate their damages. And that effectively means you owe that person more than $1 million.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Quite often the concept of what constitutes "the workplace" or "work-related activities" is relevant in Canada in determining whether an employer has liability for the acts of its employees.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Fasken
Major changes to the Canada Labour Code are coming into force on September 1, 2019.
MLT Aikins LLP
On October 21, 2019, Canada goes to the polls. It is important for employers to be aware of their obligations under the Canada Elections Act, SC 2000, c 9 (the "Act")
Torys LLP
In response to federal legislation legalizing cannabis, the Québec government passed laws banning the possession of cannabis plants and the cultivation of cannabis
Aird & Berlis LLP
As with the first regulation, there are changes to the manner of airborne measurement and calculation of worker exposure.
McLennan Ross LLP
In 2018, provincially regulated employers saw significant changes to provincial employment standards legislation such as found in Bill 17 (Alberta), Bill 176 (Quebec). and Bill 148 (Ontario).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In other words, if an employee has three consecutive voting hours that fall outside of working hours, an employer does not have to provide time off to vote.
Cassels
More often than not, a resignation letter from a valued employee will be as welcomed by employers and human resources professionals alike as a skunk at a company picnic.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Every four seconds, someone in the world becomes a slave.
Lawson Lundell LLP
Everyone has body odour, and occasionally, it can affect the workplace. Take the examples of a long-time,excellent employee who develops a condition which results in severe and "offensive" body odour
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