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Limitation Periods and Bad Faith Claims For Failure to Settle

March 22, 2012 | Amelia M. Leckey

MT Insurance Law Blog

On March 22, 2012 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its reasons in Dundas v. Zurich Canada 2012 ONCA 181 in which the Court discusses the limitation period for bad faith actions against insurer, where right of action is assigned...

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Ambiguous Employee Resignations – A Cautionary Tale

March 19, 2012 | Monique Petrin Nicholson

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

A recent, rather colourful, case out of British Columbia serves as a cautionary tale for employers in respect of equivocal resignations by employees, and provides some guidance to employers on how to respond to a resignation “bluff” from an employee....

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Due Diligence Clarified for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in Nova Scotia Decision?

March 15, 2012 | Aniroodh Devalia

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

In a judgment that reflects a growing trend of holding safety professionals in an organization increasingly more accountable, the Nova Scotia Provincial Court has fined an occupational health and safety (“OHS”) professional $1,000 for failing to take adequate steps to...

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An Eye on Collective Bargaining and the Taxpayer

March 13, 2012 | André R. Nowakowski

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

The last few years of global economic difficulties continue to take their toll in all facets of life.  In Canada, this includes tremendous pressures on government spending at all levels.  In response to the major recession that began in 2008,...

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Case Comments on Vernon v. British Columbia (Ministry of Housing and Social Development)

March 5, 2012 | Thomas V. Duke

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

From time to time, it’s good for employers to be reminded of what can happen should a termination not be handled properly. The recent BC Supreme Court decision in Vernon v. British Columbia (Ministry of Housing and Social Development –...

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Check-up on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: Is your organization complying?

February 29, 2012 | Laura Cassiani

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

On January 1, 2012, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (the “Customer Service Regulation”) and some sections of the Integrated Accessibility Standards, both made pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”), came into force for private...

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Jones v. Tsige: How a Bizarre Love Triangle Inspired an Evolution in Privacy Law

February 21, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Anthony Garber Jones v. Tsige, a recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal represents the first appellate level decision in Ontario to recognize the tort of invasion of privacy. And like all good disputes, it began with a love affair....

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Feds do away with mandatory retirement

February 6, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Erik Marshall Mandatory retirement will be outlawed in the federal sector (except where an employer can establish that the rule is a bona fide occupational requirement) as of December 15, 2012. The federal government recently passed legislation which will...

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Revenge of the HTA Trial

February 3, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

Insurers (and plaintiffs) should take note of a recent Superior Court decision arising from an unusual tort trial. The defendant Randi Rumney rear-ended the plaintiff (Sabrina Reece) while she was riding her motorcycle. Prior to the collision, the plaintiff was...

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FSCO: CPP Child Benefit Can’t Shrink IRB

February 2, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

FSCO Arbitrator Judith Killoran has ruled that child’s benefit payments under the Canada Pension Plan are not deductible from income replacement benefits. In Blakely v. State Farm, the parties agreed that a CPP disability pension benefit ws deducted from the...

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