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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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Employer Liability When Providing Employee References
If you can't say anything nice, is it better to say nothing at all?
Canada
8 Nov 2017
3
Government Eliminates Limitation Periods On "Sexual Violence"
On May 4 new legislation came into force to amend the Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c L-12 ("Limitations Act").
Canada
19 Jun 2017
4
Alberta Government Introduces Changes To Employment Standards And Labour Relations Legislation
This afternoon the Alberta government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code.
Canada
6 Jun 2017
5
School Boards Successful In Recent Arbitrations: No Jurisdiction For Arbitration Panels
Arbitration panels dismissed each grievance for lack of jurisdiction under teacher-related statutory and negotiated framework structures which governed teacher collective bargaining as well as teacher collective agreements.
Canada
8 Feb 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
7
Employment Contracts Can Limit Employees To A Fixed Sum On Termination
In the second decision in a week in favour of upholding the plain meaning of employment contracts...
Canada
17 Jan 2017
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Be Careful Of Fixed Term Employment Agreements
On October 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to consider an appeal of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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The Hiring Process Is Not Finished Until The Paperwork Is Done
After the applications are reviewed and screened, the interviews conducted, and the successful candidate chosen, employers often either forget to finish the hiring process.
Canada
2 Aug 2016
10
Federal Court Of Appeal Enforces Four-Point Test For Family Status
The issue of an employer's obligation when employees are requesting accommodation on the basis of family status continues to be a vexing one.
Canada
2 Aug 2016
11
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
12
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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Innocent Absenteeism: A Reasonable End To Accommodation
Innocent absenteeism is absenteeism which results from the illness or disability of an employee.
Canada
15 Apr 2016
14
Legal Strikes Coming To The Alberta Public Sector
Bill 4, An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on March 15, 2016.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
15
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
16
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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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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Substance Use And The Workplace: More Considerations For Employer Accommodation Strategies
Developing and administering workplace policies on employee substance use is a difficult task for many employers in Canada.
Canada
25 Nov 2015
19
What Is Needed For You To Have A "Disability" That Is Protected By Human Rights Legislation?
A decision rendered a few months ago by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has provided some helpful guidance on a question that frequently arises from our employer clients.
Canada
15 Sep 2015
20
Taking To The Skies: The Supreme Court's Decision In Bombardier
The facts of Bombardier are somewhat unusual, and play a significant role in the Supreme Court of Canada's final ruling.
Canada
7 Aug 2015
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