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Reminder For Federally Regulated Employers: Sweeping Changes To Canada Labour Code Coming September 1, 2019
Part III of the Canada Labour Code (Code) and its accompanying regulations, which provide labour standards for federally regulated employers, are scheduled to undergo significant changes pursuant
Canada
28 Aug 2019
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Court Of Appeal Confirms: Reasonable Notice Is Capped At 24 Months, Absent Exceptional Circumstances
Employers can breathe easy once again knowing that common law reasonable notice is still capped at 24 months, absent exceptional circumstances.
Canada
1 Aug 2019
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Open For Business Act: What It Means For Alberta Employers
On April 16, 2019, the United Conservative Party (UCP) won Alberta's provincial election and went on to form a majority government. Several of the UCP's campaign promises involved reversing changes made to Alberta's
Canada
13 Jun 2019
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Quebec Court Of Appeal Weighs In On Defences Available To Directors In Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently addressed the timely and important issue of the scope of the defences available to corporate directors being sued under section 119(2) of the CBCA in relation to unpaid wages.
Canada
29 Apr 2019
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Ontario Looks To Roll Out Major Changes To Labour Law With Bill 47: Making Ontario Open For Business Act
On October 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) in the Ontario legislature.
Canada
29 Oct 2018
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B.C. Looks To Amend Its Employment Standards Act, Proposes Expanded Leave Of Absences
On April 9, 2018, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 6, which seeks to amend the B.C. Employments Standards Act (ESA), to provide employees with more generous and flexible pregnancy...
Canada
16 Apr 2018
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SCC Integrates Reasonable Accommodation Concept Into Assessment Of The Right To Return To Work
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently rendered judgment in Québec (Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) v. Caron (Caron Judgment) ...
Canada
21 Feb 2018
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Ontario Passes Bill 148, Rolls Out Major Changes To Workplace Laws
On November 22, 2017, the Ontario government passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148), rolling out major changes to the province's employment and labour laws, ...
Canada
28 Nov 2017
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Chicken Caught: Privacy Commissioner Confirms Video Surveillance Should Be Last Resort For Organizations
In the recently released Investigation Report P17-01, Use of employee surveillance by a BC chicken catching organization, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia ...
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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A Broader View: Court Of Appeal Confirms Holistic Approach For Random Drug And Alcohol Testing In Alberta
Alberta's highest court has clarified the parameters of the law on random drug and alcohol testing and emphasized that courts and arbitrators alike should take a holistic approach to safety...
Canada
14 Nov 2017
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Ontario Introduces Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act To Reform Employment And Labour Law
On May 23, 2017, The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report (Report) was released, recommending major changes to the province's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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Overhaul Of Alberta's Workplace Laws Now Underway
Significant changes to Alberta's workplace laws are coming. On May 24, 2017, the Alberta government introduced Bill 17 which proposes the biggest changes to Alberta's Employment Standards...
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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Ontario Considers Major Employment And Labour Law Reform: Key Recommendations And How They Will Impact Employers
On May 23, 2017, the Ontario government released The Changing Workplaces Review – Final Report, which recommends a sweeping overhaul to Ontario's employment standards and labour relations legislation.
Canada
31 May 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #9: Personal Employee Information
This is the ninth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This instalment addresses privacy risks and best practices for employers with respect to the management of personal employee information.
Canada
19 May 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #8: Employment Considerations In Business Transactions
Employees are the heart of a business and often a significant part of the Target's value that a Buyer is paying for in a transaction.
Canada
5 May 2017
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Ontario Court Allows Workplace Random Drug And Alcohol Testing To Proceed
In April 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice allowed the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to proceed with implementing random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees...
Canada
27 Apr 2017
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Alberta Announces Overhaul Of Workplace Laws
Alberta's government is taking the pen to the province's workplace legislation.
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #7: Obligations When Terminating Without Cause
This is the seventh instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This issue addresses termination entitlements upon a "without cause" dismissal.
Canada
21 Mar 2017
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Top 10 Issues For Employers, Issue #5: Dos and Don'ts of Interviews
This is the fifth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. Interviewing prospective employees can be a difficult process for the applicant and the employer alike.
Canada
16 Nov 2016
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No Cause? No Dismissal: SCC Confirms Federally Regulated Employees Entitled To Enhanced Protection
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has finally settled the highly contested question of whether federally regulated non-unionized employees can be dismissed without cause.
Canada
22 Jul 2016
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