Mondaq Canada: Employment and HR
Miller Thomson LLP
As promised in our last report on the long and winding legal road travelled by Suncor in its effort to implement random drug and alcohol testing at its mine site north of Fort McMurray
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On March 20, 2018, Quebec's Minister responsible for Labour, Dominique Vien, presented Bill 176: An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate...
Bennett Jones LLP
In the growing wake of the #MeToo movement, the Alberta government, consistent with other jurisdictions in Canada, has removed the traditional two-year limitation period applicable ...
Langlois lawyers, LLP
Since 2003, the Act respecting labour standards (the "Act") has undergone very few amendments. On the whole, employers' obligations and the rights of employees have hardly changed.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 28, 2018, the Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed Suncor Energy Inc.'s ("Suncor") appeal of an injunction prohibiting Suncor from implementing a policy of random drug and alcohol testing...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Termination clauses have been the subject of several recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions. For example, in Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., 2017 ONCA 158, the Ontario Court of Appeal...
When her comments were published online by the local paper, the nurse intervened and had the comments taken down within three hours of being posted.
Lawson Lundell LLP
In the recent Ontario decision Cook v. Hatch, 2017 ONSC 47, Lederer J. wrote that "if the parties to a contract seek to limit the notice requirements in the event of a termination but understand that...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Ontario government recently passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which will result in significant changes to the labor and employment landscape.
Cox & Palmer
It is by now widely understood among employers across Canada that there is an obligation to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In asset transactions, a common question is whether an offer of employment from a purchaser is considered new employment or not.
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, two plaintiffs were each awarded wrongful dismissal damages in the amount of 26 months reasonable notice.
Field LLP
What is the maximum amount of notice that an employee is entitled to upon termination? In Dussault v Imperial Oil Limited, 2018 ONSC 1168, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Uber is certainly no stranger to Canadian court rooms. In its latest tussle, a $400 million dollar proposed class action in Ontario by Uber "drivers" alleging they are employees of Uber ...
Stewart McKelvey
Employers across Canada are facing a series of recently-announced plans for substantial minimum wage hikes in several provinces. Notably, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia have all committed...
Miller Thomson LLP
There are a number of procedural safeguards that must be respected before the Superintendent can impose a general or summary administrative monetary penalty.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
La Ministre responsable du travail, Dominique Vien, vient tout juste de déposer le projet de loi 176 sur la modification de la Loi sur les normes du travail (LNT) et d'autres dispositions législatives...
Bennett Jones LLP
In November 2017, Ontario's Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent.
Aird & Berlis LLP
A recent article in the Toronto Star proclaimed coming changes to Ontario's WSIB regime as being almost a game changer in the way that the government will be approaching workplace injuries going forward.
Field LLP
Kuny v College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, 2017 MBCA 111, emphasizes that the duty of fairness at the investigative stage of a professional disciplinary process requires centrally ...
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Dale & Lessmann LLP
On January 1, 2018, the section of Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 dealing with public holiday pay is revised.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
As we look forward in our crystal ball to looming issues on the horizon for 2018 and onwards, one that certainly comes to the fore is the regulation of those who provide financial advice and financial planning services, ...
Crawley Mackewn Brush LLP
On July 14, 2016 the Ontario Securities Commission launched the Office of the Whistleblower, which administers the Whistleblower Program, the first paid whistleblower program by a securities regulator in Canada.
Miller Thomson LLP
Are you ready for the upcoming changes to the Canada Pension Plan?
Siskinds LLP
In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 1, 2018, Judge Pierre Dupras of the Court of Québec, Criminal and Penal Division, found a company president guilty of manslaughter1 following the death of a worker.
On August 1, 2018 (maybe) the federal government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana will come into effect and no doubt, employers will be faced with questions about how to manage weed in the workplace.
EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP
Human rights laws prohibit discrimination on the grounds of disability. Addiction is considered to be a disability and, as such, an employee cannot be fired for being addicted to substances such as drugs or alcohol.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
On February 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released a much anticipated labour law decision pertaining to the employers' duty of reasonable accommodation when an employee suffers an employment injury.
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