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.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the National Labor Relations Board's rule requiring employers to post a Notice of Employee Rights under the NLRA because it violates employers' free speech rights.
A discussion on the employment labor issues deriving from a popular TV show.
David Miller, a litigator from Sydney, Australia, helpfully wrote about the workers comp decision from Australia which we discussed last week where an employer was found liable for injuries sustained from a falling chandelier by an employee who was traveling for work and had "wild sex" in her motel room:
On May 17, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued its ruling in Taylor v. Eastern Connection Operating, Inc., holding the Massachusetts independent contractor, wage and overtime statutes may apply, in certain circumstances, to out-of-state workers of Massachusetts companies.
Normally, retirement and 401(k) plans are exempt from the rules governing the sale of securities.
Is bad credit an accurate predictor of employee trustworthiness or reliability?
On May 3, 2013, the IRS released proposed regulations on certain provisions relating to the federal premium tax credits that eligible individuals will use to purchase subsidized health insurance coverage from public exchanges starting in 2014.
As a component of PPACA, employees will be able to opt out of employer coverage and go to exchanges.
Come 2014, the Health Insurance Exchanges will provide another option to COBRA "qualified beneficiaries" who are considering whether to elect to continue health coverage under an employer’s group plan.
Recent amendments to Minnesota law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by most private employers into a candidate’s criminal past.
Virginia has enacted two new laws that are intended to enhance employee protections, particularly during union organizing drives in the Commonwealth.
The National Labor Relations Board suffered another significant blow this week, when the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the Board’s controversial notice-posting mandate.
The New York City Council has passed a law that will require businesses to provide either paid or unpaid sick leave beginning April 1, 2014.