Jeff N. Grubb, Q.C.

Partner | Regina


Portrait of Jeff N.  Grubb

Civil contempt of court in the labour context

An ongoing and high profile Saskatchewan labour dispute between Consumers’ Co-Operative Refineries Ltd. (the “Co-Op”) and Unifor Canada, Local 594 (the “Union”) spilled over into the courts recently, providing an opportunity to examine the court’s powers to find a party...


Saskatchewan Appeals Carbon Tax Judgement to the Supreme Court of Canada

The Government of Saskatchewan has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada the judgment of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which found that the federal government has authority to establish a minimum national standard for pricing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions....


Consuming Medical Marijuana at Work Can Get One Fired

The termination of an employee observed using cannabis while driving a Town vehicle has been upheld in Saskatchewan.  In The Town of Kindersley v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2740, the board of arbitration determined that termination was appropriate,...


The Importance of Workplace Safety

With the 2014 introduction of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, and the repeal of The Occupational Health and Safety Act, fines for workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan rose to a maximum of $1.5 million for a corporation, and up to $500,000 for...


To Insure or Not to Insure: Employment Group Benefits

Employers in a unionized setting often believe that having insurance in place to cover group benefits to which employees may be entitled pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) insulates them from grievances relating to disputes over entitlement to those...


Reinventing the Wheel: Changes to the Standard “40 Hour” Work Week and Expanded Decertification Timelines

Saskatchewan has overhauled all of its employment related laws and combined them into The Saskatchewan Employment Act. While the Act itself has been finalized it has not yet come into force and is not yet law. The hold-up appears to...


Crime & Punishment: A Case Study in Human Rights and Criminal Record Checks

In Penner v. Fort Garry Services Inc. (“Penner”), the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Board of Adjudication (the “Board”) considered the question of whether discrimination based on a previous criminal record was prohibited by The Human Rights Code (Manitoba) (the “Manitoba Code”)....