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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
Bill C-86, enacted as SC 2018, c. 27, will effect massive changes upon how federal labour and employment relations are regulated.
Stewart McKelvey
Maintaining employment files requires physical space and can be costly.
Stewart McKelvey
Employers carefully safeguard customer or client lists as confidential information.
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.
Stewart McKelvey
On April 24, 2019, the Nova Scotia Government created the Trade Union Act General Regulations so that the Labour Board will no longer consider a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday as the date of application for purposes of unionization ...
Stewart McKelvey
In an earlier article, we considered an employer's options when an employee departs and takes with them the social media contacts they have obtained during the course of their employment.
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
The proposed bargaining unit consisted of employees from only three of the twenty stores.
Stewart McKelvey
The Board recognized the well-established principle that most labour boards prefer to consolidate bargaining units, rather than break apart, or fragment, existing units
Stewart McKelvey
The amendments to the leave provisions will also become effective on September 1, 2019.
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.
Siskinds LLP
"Privity of contract" is a common law tradition. The rights and obligations imposed by contracts are private – strangers to the contract generally have no entitlement to enforce such rights
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On September 12, 2019, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered its ruling in the case of Singh c. Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnerships
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.
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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")
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.
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
McMillan LLP
A recent decision of Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal may have some employers rethinking how they frame questions to job applicants.
DLA Piper
It is no surprise that the workplace is not immune to the changes seen in the transition from one generation to the next.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
More draft legislation is set to be tabled in Parliament imposing obligations on Canadian companies' supply chains.
CCPartners
By now most employers know (or should know) that accommodation is a difficult process to navigate. One of the challenges that employers
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