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Cooper Grace Ward
Where a risk is foreseeable but highly unlikely to occur, employers are only expected to take reasonable precautions.
Cooper Grace Ward
Employers should still be careful before using a new incident as justification to terminate an individual's employment.
Cooper Grace Ward
The Department argued that the teacher's physical symptoms rendered her unable to safely perform her duties as a teacher.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
En droit québécois, un travailleur a généralement le droit de refuser d'exécuter un travail s'il a des motifs de croire que l'exécution de ce travail l'expose à un danger ou à un risque pour sa santé.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Under Quebec law, a worker has a broadly applicable right to refuse to perform work that she believes to be unsafe and/or a risk to her health.
Torkin Manes LLP
Provincial and Federal Human Rights legislation requires that an employer accommodate an employee's medical condition to the point of "undue hardship"
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Some employers may feel caught off-guard when one of their employees is absent from work for lengthy and sometimes repeated periods of time, owing to a medical condition.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In the recent breakdown of collective bargaining with Canada Post, the CUPW National President, Mike Palecek, stated:
Today's workplace has an interesting dynamic when it comes to technology and employees: while employees generally want access to all the technology they can handle
On 10 May 2019, the Chief Inspector of Mines published, in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (the "MHSA"), a Guidance Note on Medico-Legal Investigations of Mine Deaths.
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
The Claimant, Ms Linsley, had ulcerative colitis, which is classified as a disability. The condition can make individuals need to go to the toilet urgently, flare up and be aggravated by stress.
A new report, commissioned by Health & Her, has highlighted the impact of menopause on women aged between 50 and 64.
Mayer Brown
The case of Hargreaves v Department for Work and Pensions provides a useful reminder of what employers should keep in mind when managing an employee with a disability
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Still, the procedural path to the confirmation basket has been greatly cleared for administration nominees.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed a bill that prohibits employers from conducting pre-employment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols (THC).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The growth of the gig economy has transformed the modern workforce and upended traditional models for developing a workplace safety culture and worker safety training. New and inexperienced workers confront evolving safety hazards.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
But before employers allow their employees to be homebodies, there are several issues to consider.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The questions we receive as labor and employment attorneys vary based on many factors such as organizational changes a business is experiencing,
In a recent post, we discussed the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule increasing the salary threshold to qualify for a white collar exemption under federal law.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The deadline to file for a private plan exemption is also now subject to a limited extension.
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Aird & Berlis LLP
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An industrial manslaughter offence attaches criminal responsibility to negligent conduct that causes death to a worker.
Vey Willetts LLP
Much legal ink has been spilled over the past year about the impact of cannabis legalization on the workplace (see our overview here). At the end of the day, however, the basic rules of the game
Sunday 28 April marks 2019's International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD), where we remember workers who have lost their lives through their employment, and look to the future to ensure
Canadian employers are increasingly required to balance their duty to maintain a safe working environment with the duty to accommodate the use of medical marijuana in the workplace.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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MDC Legal
This Federal Court ruling highlights complexities in terminating the employment of a employee with mental health issues.
Employers are well aware of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code ("OHRC"),
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