Labour & Employment

Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations and Employment Group provides private and public sector employers with practical and strategic support, advice and guidance to assist senior management in making sound decisions consistent with applicable federal and provincial labour relations and employment law and best practices.  Our expertise includes traditional labour and employment law services, plus specialized advice in many areas, including human rights, occupational health and safety (including workplace harassment), pay equity, accessibility, workers’ compensation and pension and benefits.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson recognized in Chambers Global 2017

Miller Thomson’s national Labour & Employment group has been named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers & Partners conducts extensive annual research of legal markets to identify the leading firms...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Gerald Chipeur provides opinion before Senate Committee on constitutionality of Bill C-14

On June 6, 2016, Gerald Chipeur, QC was called to testify before the Senate Committee studying Bill C-14. The Globe and Mail reported that in his testimony he expressed the opinion that Bill C-14, a bill creating safeguards to protect...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in Chambers Canada

Twelve Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups were ranked in the recently published first edition of the Chambers Canada Guide. The Guide ranks leading lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories across Canada, in over 40...

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Chambers Global 2015 honours for Miller Thomson

Five Miller Thomson lawyers and two practice groups have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. And for the first time, the firm’s offices in Saskatchewan are listed as an...

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. successful in Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on March 19, 2015 that the guarantee of freedom of religion in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is available to protect religious schools in Canada from discrimination by government.  Furthermore, the Court affirmed...

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CBC interviews Nicole Byres, QC on Kinder Morgan injunction

Nicole Byres, Partner and Co-Chair of Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment group, appeared on CBC News British Columbia to discuss Kinder Morgan’s injunction application against protesters who have blocked survey work on Burnaby Mountain.   The interview focused on what was and was not...

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Thought leadership in labour and employment

Miller Thomson’s Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog focuses on the hot topics and cases affecting labour and employment law in Canada. Insightful, timely and authored by the firm’s lawyers across the country, the postings highlight the group’s expertise in public and...

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Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. & Cole Lefebvre speak on managing your duty to accommodate in the workplace

Gerald Chipeur Q.C. and Cole Lefebvre speak at Infonex 13th annual event; Managing Your Duty to Accommodate: keeping up with the latest, significant changes in workplace accommodation August 22-23 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the OBA Pensions and Benefits Hot Spots

Kim Ozubko is co-chairing the OBA Pensions and Benefits Hot Spots – The Back to School Edition.

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David Tsai speaks on proposed changes to Ontario Employment Standards Act

David Tsai is a panelist at “Changing Workplaces: Are You Ready?”, a seminar presented by the Employer Leadership Council and the Workforce Planning Board of York Region. The presentation focuses on the proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act in...

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Paula Pettit speaks at the “Disability Trends and Risks” seminar

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André Nowakowski delivers a Lancaster House Audio Conference

André Nowakowski presents an Audio Conference on “It’s About Time!: Drafting collective agreement language on scheduling, hours of work, and overtime.”

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Gordon Nekolaichuk speaks at the 35th Annual Labour Arbitration & Policy Conference

Gordon Nekolaichuk will be presenting on “Privacy breaches at the workplace – and what to do about them” at the 35th Annual Labour Arbitration & Policy Conference.

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Valerie Dixon speaks at employment law conference

Valerie Dixon presents “Section 257 Applications under WCAT” at the 2017 Employment Law Conference.

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Nicole Byres and Valerie Dixon speak at HRMA conference

Nicole Byres, QC and Valerie Dixon are presenters at the Human Resources Management Association annual conference. Nicole speaks on “Cause and Effect: Proof and Perils of a Just Cause Allegation“. Valerie speaks on “Harassment: What Does It Mean and What...

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Kim Ozubko speaks on pension plan governance

Kim presents The Osgoode Certificate Program in “Pension Law – MODULE 5 – Pension Governance and Risk Management”.

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Kim Ozubko co-chairs the Ontario Bar Association Pensions & Benefits Law

The first ever Pensions & Benefits Hot Spots – Year End Edition.

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Droit de l’emploi : Quoi faire lorsque vous devenez un employeur?

Votre entreprise connait une croissance exponentielle et vous songez embaucher? Vous avez mis des processus RH en place mais vous doutez de leur efficacité? Participez à ce « Lunch & Learn » d’une heure présenté à La Gare|Espace collaboratif et...

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SWO Labour & Employment Webinar

Carol VandenHoek and Evan Campbell host a Labour & Employment webinar on the topic of “Upcoming Changes to the Ontario Employment/Labour Law – What You Need to Know”.

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SWO Labour & Employment Webinar

Carol VandenHoek and Evan Campbell host a Labour & Employment webinar on the topic of “Twists and Turns of Employment Agreements”.

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Marijuana in the Workplace Seminar

Thomas Duke and Liza Wold host a complimentary breakfast seminar on Marijuana in the Workplace on Tuesday, June 20 2017. Join us for this informative session covering the following topics: • Introduction to Marijuana in the Workplace: Primer and Issues for Employers • Marijuana and The Duty to Accommodate...

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Surveillance des employés : accès illimité?

Le groupe Droit du travail et droit de l’emploi de Miller Thomson a le plaisir de vous inviter à un déjeuner-conférence portant sur les droits de l’employeur en matière de surveillance ainsi que sur le respect à la vie privée des employés. En...

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Emerging Issues in the Workplace

Miller Thomson’s Vancouver Labour & Employment group hosts a complimentary seminar where we will discuss new and emerging legal issues in employment law relating to: Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use; Employer Liability for Bad Faith and other Damages from Improper...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “Pension and Benefits in 2017”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: Recent legislative and regulatory developments What the...

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Twists and Turns of Employment Agreements

Carol VandenHoek and Evan Campbell host a Labour & Employment Webinar on the topic “Twists and Turns of Employment Agreements”, on February 28.

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Year-End Review: What you Need to Know”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: CPP Reform Case Law and...

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Labour and Employment Webinar Series

Miller Thomson’s Labour and Employment Group is pleased to offer a complimentary, three-part webinar series this Fall. In these brief sessions, we highlight recent and proposed changes to the legal landscape that impact you as an employer and offer tips...

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Revisiting the 2016 Changes to the BC Human Rights Code

HRVoice.org

As 2016 has ended and we reflect on potential emerging issues for employers in 2017, the recent amendments to the BC Human Rights Code to include “gender identity or expression” among the protected grounds covered by the Code, deserves commentary.

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Avoiding Bonus Payments to Terminated Employees Just Got Tougher

Labour Notes, LexisNexis, September 29, 2016

This article was originally published in the September 8, 2016 issue of our Labour & Employment Communiqué. Click here to view.

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Avoiding Bonus Payments to Terminated Employees Just Got Tougher

On August 9, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released two decisions addressing employee entitlement to damages in lieu of a bonus on termination. Generally speaking, the Court confirmed the principle that if a bonus forms an integral part of...

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Arbitration Board Finds Regular Medical Marijuana User Wrongfully Held Out of Safety-Sensitive Position for Four Years

Most people would be concerned if a person operating heavy road maintenance equipment in a large city was also a regular medical marijuana consumer, entitled by permit to consume a significant amount of marijuana on a daily basis.  In responding to...

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Changing Workplaces Review: Special Advisors’ Interim Report

Introduction In February, 2015, the Ontario Government appointed Michael Mitchell, an arbitrator and formerly a prominent labour lawyer, and former Superior Court Justice John Murray as Special Advisors for the Government’s Changing Workplaces Review. Their mandate is to “make recommendations...

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The Right to Be Wrong: Supreme Court of Canada Lowers the Causation Bar on Occupational Disease and Injury

On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada provided considerable latitude to decision makers regarding occupational disease and injury in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority (“Fraser Health”). Fraser Health concerned three technicians at a...

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B.C. Court of Appeal Restores Highest Ever Human Rights Damages Award: Kelly v. University of British Columbia (No. 4), 2013 BCHRT 302 (CanLII)

In early 2014, we reported on a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision in which Carl Kelly was awarded $75,000 in damages for injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect.  This award was and remains the highest amount ever awarded in Canada...

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Federally Regulated Employers Cannot Terminate “Without Cause”

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered the decision employment experts have been waiting for in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada, reinforcing the views of the overwhelming majority of arbitrators and labour law scholars that the purpose of Part...

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Good-bye ORPP (almost) – Hello CPP

On June 20th, the federal government and the provinces, except for Quebec and Manitoba, reached an agreement in principle to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”). The enhancements will be phased-in starting on January 1, 2019. With the enhancement of...

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Oral Contracts, Fixed Term Contracts, and a Winter in Mexico: Key Lessons for Employers

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has provided one employer with a useful reminder on employment contracts and sheds light on what it means to mitigate damages in the digital age. In James v. The Hollypark...

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Extended Stay Hotels sells its Canadian hotels in $76 million transaction

Counsel to Extended Stay America, Inc.

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Daseke completes cross-border acquisition of Big Freight Systems

Canadian counsel to Daseke, Inc.

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Plains Oil acquired by Alstar Oilfield Contractors

Counsel to Plains Oil Ltd.

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Worldlynx Wireless LP sold to national wireless carrier

Counsel to Worldlynx Wireless LP and its subsidiary Day 2 Mobility Inc.

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Probat completes cross-border acquisition of E D Industrial

Counsel to Probat Services Inc.

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BEworks joins kyu collective

Counsel to the kyu collective

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Marcel Equipment sold to European buyer in cross-border transaction

Counsel to Marcel Equipment Limited

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Jabil Circuit acquires Kuatro Technologies

Counsel to Jabil Circuit, Inc.

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Rosewood Simcoe acquires Cedarwood Gardens retirement assisted living facility

Counsel to Rosewood Simcoe Inc.

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Lawson Products acquires Mattic Industries

Counsel to Lawson Products, Inc.

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Labour & Employment Communiqué

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment Communiqué.

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Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

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