A signed release provides peace of mind that all disputes are resolved and there will be no further claims,
Ontario private sector employers take note: you may have just successfully complied with the Customer Service Standard requirements, but now you face the first of several new deadlines for compliance under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation ("IAS Regulation"), pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Does your business hire young workers on a regular or seasonal basis or have you recently had new hires? Ministry of Labour Inspectors are visiting Ontario workplaces between May 1 and August 31, 2013 focusing on the safety of young and new workers.
In a recent decision, the Federal Court of Canada has dismissed a union challenge to the hiring of 201 foreign nationals by a Canadian mining company.
Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been under fire of late. Temporary foreign workers sued Denny's.
5 top questions related to the public holidays under the Employment Standards Act.
A discussion on a recent judgment where it was held that if an employee views a confidential file contrary to clear and reasonable policy, she can be fired for cause.
Our Federal Court has dismissed a court challenge by two unions against HD Mining.
Succession and transitional planning is an important and necessary process in any organization, especially where a significant number of employees are nearing retirement.
A discussion on a recent case which deals with the question of whether a broken foot constitute a "critical injury" under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
A recent decision of Arbitrator Randy Levinson found that the Employment Standards Act, 2000 does not require an employer to pay termination pay to disabled employees if the employer wishes to provide written notice of termination instead.
Some organizations subscribe to the close your eyes and think good thoughts school of drafting, when it comes to non-competition agreements in employment contracts.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act does not require employers to provide winter coveralls to crane operators, a Newfoundland arbitrator has held.
If you have employees who are working from home, or if you are considering it, you should think through the employment issues.
The BC Ambulance Service failed in its duty to accommodate a paramedic who could no longer palpate a pulse because of his mulitple sclerosis.
This case provides support to employers that maintain tax equalization policies for expatriate employees and continue to apply the policy to payments of deferred compensation made after the employment ceases.
Dryco Drywall Supplies Ltd. v Teamsters Local Union 213 is an important reminder to employers that even extreme acts of workplace misconduct may not give rise to just cause for dismissal.
In a recent decision, an Ontario arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a grievor with 37 years of service for repeated violations of the company’s health and safety rules and policies.
On March 29, the Obama Administration issued a press release outlining its plan to encourage private investment in infrastructure.
Threatening to resign, when used by an employee to bargain for better working conditions, is a weapon that cuts both ways.