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A Business Deal Is A Business Deal... Or Is It?
In some business deals, key employees holding equity are required by the purchaser to execute broad releases relating to pre-closing claims.
Canada
15 Apr 2019
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Not So Full And Final? Recent Decisions Permitting Release Leaks
Getting a full and final release after ending an employment relationship or other dispute can often bring employers a sigh of relief: the employee has signed on the dotted line ...
Canada
12 Mar 2019
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Employers Get It Right: Court Upholds Contractual Termination Provisions
Such contracts are binding, provided that they comply with the minimum ESA provisions.
Canada
12 Mar 2019
4
Human Rights And Labour Legislation Held Not To Oust Jurisdiction Over Class Action For Breach Of Employment Contract
In Lewis v. WestJet Airlines Ltd., the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that the court's jurisdiction to hear cases alleging breach of an employment contract will not be ousted
Canada
8 Mar 2019
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Court Declines To Prevent Vice-President From Joining Competitor Despite Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties
Employers wanting to protect themselves from post-employment competition by senior executives will want to heed the B.C. Supreme Court's decision in Telus Communications Inc. v. Goldberg, 2018 BCSC 1825.
Canada
7 Feb 2019
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Several Common Employment Agreement Provisions Could Violate The Securities Act
In July 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched its Whistleblower Program — the first of its kind in Canada.
Canada
7 Feb 2019
7
Working Remotely Or "Remotely Working"? What Every Employer Should Know (And Do)
It can be called many things: working from home, working remotely, telework, telecommuting, etc. But the result is the same — an employee performs their duties outside of the workplace including, in many cases, from their home.
Canada
7 Feb 2019
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Employment Law: Key Decisions From 2018
The year 2018 brought forth numerous noteworthy decisions in employment law across the country. We have summarized several of these decisions below.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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Reasonable Notice Of Resignation Given By An Employee To His Employer: Where Do We Stand Today?
On September 24, 2018, Éric Lévesque, a grievance arbitrator, rendered a decision on an issue requiring the application to a unionized workplace of the principles flowing from the judgment ...
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Non-Disparagement Clauses In Québec: A Case Study
In Digital Shape Technologies Inc. v Walker, 2018 QCCS 4374, the Québec Superior Court considered the application of a non-disparagement clause in a severance agreement, the general civil law post-employment duty...
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Labour & Employment Law In Canada - November 27, 2018
BLG's Labour and Employment Group is happy to offer practical guides on labour and employment law in Canada. We invite you to stay connected to receive updates on our publications.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
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Court Of Appeal Holds: Senior Manager Negligent In Performing His Leadership Duties Entitled To No Indemnity In Lieu Of Prior Notice
In the case of Garneau c. Gestion Universitas inc., 2018 QCCA 1525, the plaintiff — an actuary who held a senior management position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) — was dismissed by his employer...
Canada
8 Nov 2018
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Clarifies Crown's Obligation In Proving Occupational Health And Safety Charges
Recently, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in R v Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp, 2018 ABCA 273.
Canada
7 Oct 2018
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Road To The Legalization Of Recreational Cannabis – What Employers Should Know
The federal government announced that the legalization of recreational cannabis is effective on October 17, 2018.
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Court Of Appeal Affirms Exercise Of Good Faith Requirement In Terminating Contractor Agreement
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that the rights under the termination clause must be exercised in good faith, even under an independent contractor agreement.
Canada
4 Oct 2018
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Damages For Breach Of Non-Solicitation Clause Proves Difficult For Employer
On August 20, 2018, the Court of Appeal of Québec rendered an interesting decision in the case of Lemieux c Aon Parizeau inc. ...
Canada
4 Oct 2018
17
"What's The Origin Of Your Name?" – A Discriminatory Question Or Not?
For several years now, the concept of diversity has been an important concern for companies seeking manpower. In an effort to diversify the staff composition of a business,
Canada
6 Sep 2018
18
Loyalty vs. Freedom Of Expression: Who Wins The Battle In The Social Media Ring
It can no longer be ignored that social media is here to stay. It has deeply embedded itself into human interactions and the workplace has definitely not been spared.
Canada
7 Aug 2018
19
Don't Go Out Of Bounds! A Commentary On The Supreme Court Of Canada's Decision In Bruce V. Cohon
A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision highlights the weight attached to the collective bargaining relationship between union and employer representatives, and reaffirms...
Canada
18 Jul 2018
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Adopts A New Approach To Contractual Amendments
The B.C. Court of Appeal has recently adopted a significant reform to the "principle of consideration" that all employers should be aware of.
Canada
11 Jul 2018
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