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Alberta Employers! The Ministry of Labour Needs Your Input

3 avril 2017 | Jill W. Wilkie

Alberta’s Ministry of Labour has commenced a review of the Province’s workplace legislation, the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code, and is currently seeking input from Albertans.  The April 18, 2017 deadline to provide feedback is fast approaching....

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Revisiting the 2016 Changes to the BC Human Rights Code

22 décembre 2016 | Nicole Byres

As 2016 draws to a close and we reflect on potential emerging issues for employers in 2017, we thought that the recent amendments to the BC Human Rights Code to include “gender identity or expression” among the protected grounds covered...

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Can an employee claim disability benefits for a period in which his driver’s permit has been suspended when a valid driving permit is a job requirement?

21 septembre 2016 | François Garneau

This was the question in issue in Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique, SCFP local 2718 et CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal (Centre de la jeunesse et de la famille Batshaw) (Marc Desjardins et grief patronal), 2016 QCTA 307 which arose out...

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

19 septembre 2016 | Elliot P. Saccucci

In the province of Ontario, 15.5% of the population has a disability. In recognition of this fact, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) become law on June 13, 2005. The definition of “disability” under the AODA is the...

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Working’ 9 to 5, But Not Making a Living: The Legality of Unpaid Internships, Work Experience Programs & Trainee Programs

31 août 2016 | Monique Petrin Nicholson

Beth Warcholak, Summer Law Student, Edmonton Many young individuals across the country participate in internships, which are utilized by employers in many industries, and which are seen by many individuals as an opportunity to gain valuable experience. An area of...

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To Insure or Not to Insure: Employment Group Benefits

17 août 2016 | Jeff N. Grubb

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...

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Be careful what you say…

15 août 2016 | Kim Ozubko

The case of Feldstein v. 364 Northern Development Corporation, 2016 BCSC 108 from earlier this year is a reminder to employers to be careful what they say to current and prospective employees. Mr. Feldstein had recently been provided with working...

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Smoking in the Boys’ Room: Termination Upheld for School Custodian Caught Smoking Marijuana At Work

2 mai 2016 | Dirk L. Van de Kamer

Regrettably, some employees choose to consume alcohol and/or illegal drugs while at work.  They may do so because they have an addiction or they may do so simply because they like to and don’t feel they will get caught.  When...

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The Agricultural Employees Protection Act: Is marijuana an agricultural commodity?

19 avril 2016 | Evan Campbell

In United Food and Commercial Workers Canada v MedReleaf Corp. the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) was tasked with determining whether marijuana is an agricultural commodity in relation to an application for certification under the Labour Relations Act. The United...

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Quebec Court of Appeal confirms that the sale of a business does not terminate the employment contract

15 avril 2016 | François Garneau

In a unanimous judgment, the Quebec Court of Appeal recently confirmed that, under Quebec employment law, an employee may not validly refuse to work for the purchaser of a business who is willing to continue his employment on the same...

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