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The Employer's Duty To Make Reasonable Efforts To Reassign Employees Before Dismissing Them For Incompetence… Continued
On May 31, 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Commission Scolaire Kativik c. Association des employés du Nord québécois1(Kativik), regarding the criteria applicable to administrative dismissals for incompetence.
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Bill 2: An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business And Proposed Changes To The Employment Standards Act And Labour Relations Code
On May 27, 2019, a little more than a month after the new United Conservative Party government was elected in Alberta, the government introduced and passed the First Reading of Bill 2.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Significant Amendments To The British Columbia Labour Relations Code Now In Force
The provincial government has passed the most significant changes to the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Code in years.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Significant Amendments To The British Columbia Employment Standards Act Now In Force
This article outlines important amendments to the Employment Standards Act implemented via Bill 8, which received royal assent on May 30. To read more about the amendments to the Labour Relations Code
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Excessive Absenteeism And Reasonable Accommodation: Where To Draw The Line?
Some employers may feel caught off-guard when one of their employees is absent from work for lengthy and sometimes repeated periods of time, owing to a medical condition.
Canada
17 May 2019
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The Debate Regarding An Employer's Duty To Accommodate On The Basis Of Family Status Continues…
Courts and Human Rights Tribunals have long debated the extent of an employer's legal obligations when it comes to accommodating employees in their family status responsibilities.
Canada
16 May 2019
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Golden Rules Of Internal Harassment Investigations
The #metoo movement may have started in 2017, but workplace harassment and appropriate employer response are still proving to be ongoing challenges for businesses across the country as summer 2019 approaches.
Canada
16 May 2019
8
Bill 66 Receives Royal Assent — Changes To The Employment Standards Act, 2000 And The Labour Relations Act, 1995
On April 3, 2019, Bill 66 Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018 received Royal Assent. Bill 66 was originally introduced on December 6, 2018 and makes changes to a number of statutes,
Canada
23 Apr 2019
9
Ontario Labour Relations Board Sheds Light On Severance Pay Calculation Rules
In its December 2018 decision in Doug Hawkes v. Max Aicher (North America) Limited (Hawkes), the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) addressed
Canada
15 Apr 2019
10
N.L. Supreme Court: Undue Hardship Can Arise From Inability To Measure Cannabis Impairment And Manage Workplace Risk
At arbitration, the primary question was whether the employer had met its duty to accommodate the employee's disability without undue hardship.
Canada
15 Apr 2019
11
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
12
HRTO Finds Denial Of Coverage For Medical Cannabis Under Employer's Benefit Plan Non-Discriminatory
In a case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, an applicant alleged that an employee benefits administrator's decision to deny her coverage for medically-prescribed cannabis was discriminatory.
Canada
2 Apr 2019
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Arbitrator Rules Requirement For Updated Pastoral Reference Was Reasonable To Ensure Catholicity Of Education
In a decision dated September 24, 2018, Arbitrator Brian Etherington ruled that Durham Catholic District School Board was permitted by law to impose a requirement for an updated pastoral reference for...
Canada
2 Apr 2019
14
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
15
A New Trend In In-House Employment Policies
The courts will therefore be tasked with deciding such disputes in due course.
Canada
12 Mar 2019
16
But We've Only Just Met – No Short Notice For Short Service In Ontario
Most employers in Ontario are familiar with the "rule of thumb" when it comes to calculating notice periods for employees at common law
Canada
11 Mar 2019
17
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
18
Several Common Employment Agreement Provisions Violate The Securities Act
In July 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched its Whistleblower Program.
Canada
20 Feb 2019
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Government Of Ontario Announces Proposed Change To The Growth Plan For Greater Golden Horseshoe
On January 15, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced proposed changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 (Growth Plan).
Canada
13 Feb 2019
20
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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