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Ruston v Keddco And The Risks Of Employee Intimidation
The decision to terminate an employee for just cause can place an employer in a delicate balancing act.
Canada
27 Jun 2019
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Court Upholds Just Cause Termination For Nurse Who Bites
In what is one of the last Alberta labour arbitration awards to be judicially reviewed by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench (the "Court"), the just cause dismissal of a nurse for biting a patient was upheld.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Another Successful Effort To Confine Employees To Statutory Minimum Termination Notice/Pay
Over recent years there have been several successful attacks on employment contract language as employers failed in their attempts to limit employees to the statutory minimums for notice of...
Canada
15 Feb 2017
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Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds Long Term Incentive Plan Delayed Vesting
In a decision issued today, the Court of Appeal allowed the employer's appeal in a case involving the Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
Canada
10 Jan 2017
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Bonus Payments – Do They Form Part Of A Severance Package?
Many employers have annual bonus plans which provide additional compensation to employees upon the achievement of certain objectives.
Canada
26 Aug 2016
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Major Blow To Federal Employers' Right To Terminate Employees
On July 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Wilson v. AECL.
Canada
22 Jul 2016
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Back To Basics: An Employee's Duty To Mitigate In A Wrongful Dismissal
The recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, Steinebach v. Clean Energy Compression Corp., provides a thorough overview of how the duty to mitigate impacts the assessment of damages in wrongful dismissal cases.
Canada
3 May 2016
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Severance Strategies In A Slumping Economy
The drop in oil prices has proven to be more dramatic and prolonged than many experts expected.
Canada
14 Mar 2016
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Assert A Weak Case For 'Just Cause For Termination' At Your Peril!
A recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench case sends a strong caution to employers: act in good faith in performing the employment contract or be prepared to pay.
Canada
11 Dec 2015
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Navigating The Sea Of Constructive Dismissal
In the midst of economic uncertainty and widespread cost-cutting, many employers are currently facing the challenge of how to taper wage costs while avoiding constructive dismissal claims.
Canada
27 Jul 2015
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Supreme Court Rules On Employee Suspensions And Constructive Dismissal
On Friday morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission.
Canada
18 Mar 2015
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Employer On The Hook For Longer Notice Period Despite Period Of Absence And "New" Employment
A recent Ontario case illustrates how recognition of past service with former employers can impose increased liability for reasonable notice of termination.
Canada
15 Oct 2014
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Receipt Of Pension Benefits Does Not Reduce Damages For Wrongful Dismissal
On Friday December 13, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in IBM Canada Limited v. Waterman, relating to whether damages awarded to an employee for wrongful dismissal should be reduced if the employee receives pension benefits as a result of the dismissal.
Canada
27 Dec 2013
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Federal Employers Do Have The Right To Dismiss Employees Without Cause!
What most would have thought was a pretty clear principle – that an employer whose business is covered by Part III of the Canada Labour Code had the right to dismiss employees without cause – was, for a period of time, cast into doubt by an adjudicator.
Canada
18 Dec 2013
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Watch Those Collective Agreement Time Limits!
A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision has taught an employer a vital lesson about time limits in a collective agreement.
Canada
22 Jul 2013
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