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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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Going To Pot: An Update
In less than a month, possession of cannabis will become legal. October 17th is the date chosen by the federal government to make this profound change for Canadian society
Canada
5 Oct 2018
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Alberta Government Health And Safety eNews
The Alberta government recently released its June 2018 electronic newsletter which contains a number of links to interpretational bulletins on questions many organizations are now facing...
Canada
14 Jun 2018
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Is Marijuana Use Safe Or Not? And What If The Answer Is Not Clear?
A recent arbitration decision from Newfoundland offers a possible lifeline for employers faced with the possibility of having to accommodate medical cannabis users in safety sensitive workplaces.
Canada
11 May 2018
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Bill 30 Receives Royal Assent
Employers and other workplace stakeholders have little time to waste in preparing for the upcoming changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation legislation.
Canada
20 Dec 2017
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Second Interim Injunction Granted For Union At Suncor's Mine Site
Justice Belzil granted the interim injunction enjoining Suncor from implementing random testing at its mine site north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Canada
12 Dec 2017
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Suncor Introduces Random Drug/Alcohol Testing
Following its recent success in the Court of Appeal, warding off a challenge to random testing of its employees, Suncor announced late yesterday that it will begin a random testing program...
Canada
30 Oct 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Approves "No Free Accident" Drug And Alcohol Policy
A recent Alberta case decided by the Supreme Court of Canada last week gives support to a "no free accident" policy which requires self-disclosure of employees who have problems with alcohol or illicit drugs.
Canada
3 Jul 2017
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Exposure Of Directors To Claims By Injured Workers
Directors of companies may not appreciate that an injured employee in Alberta can sue them personally for damages arising from a workplace injury, even though under the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act that same worker is barred from suing their employer and co-workers.
Canada
7 Feb 2017
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R v. Metron, The Saga Continues
The case of R. v. Metron has attracted the widespread attention of Canadian employers and employees alike.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
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Working In The Northwest Territories – Where Are Your Workplace Harassment And Workplace Violence Policies?
In an earlier e-alert, we advised employers that the Safety Act of the Northwest Territories was substantively amended and went into effect on June 1, 2015.
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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Farm And Ranch Workers About To Lose Their Statutory Exemptions
Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was recently introduced in the Alberta Legislature.
Canada
7 Dec 2015
13
Reduce Premiums Through Cost Relief
Insurance tends to be the sort of thing that is great to have when you need it, but at all other times, it's mostly an undesirable and expensive side-effect of doing business – similar, one would imagine, to how people view lawyers.
Canada
1 Sep 2015
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NWT Safety Regulations Impose New Requirements And Costs On Employers
On June 1, 2015, the Northwest Territories new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations ("Regulation") came into effect.
Canada
17 Jul 2015
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Firing For Not Reporting Drug Use Is Not A Human Rights Violation
Last week, with its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, the Alberta Court of Appeal gave employers with safety-sensitive workplaces some additional assistance in their battle against drug and alcohol use in the workplace.
Canada
9 Jul 2015
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WCB Taking New View On Modified Work
A modified work program has long been a very useful tool for employers to reduce the impact of workplace injuries on operations and to limit the occurrence of lost-time injuries.
Canada
13 May 2015
17
What Does The Alberta Election Mean For Employers?
Yesterday Albertans made a decision that surprised many in our province by electing an NDP majority government.
Canada
11 May 2015
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Go Directly To Jail. Do Not Pass Go. Pay $250,000.
An Ontario court has sentenced two corporate directors to jail time and fined the company $250,000 when a worker was killed after falling from an elevated platform tacked on to the forks of a forklift.
Canada
4 Feb 2015
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Alberta Arbitration Board Rejects Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy
An Alberta Arbitration Board has concluded that Suncor’s random drug & alcohol policy is an unreasonable exercise of the employer’s management rights.
Canada
3 Apr 2014
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"Metron" Revisited: Corporate Criminal Liability For The Acts Of A "Pot-Smoking Foreman"
David G. Myrol reported on a criminal case from Ontario in which a corporation was made vicariously liable for the behaviour of a field level manager.
Canada
18 Mar 2014
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