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Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Federal Employers’ Workplace Inspection Obligations

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Federal Employers’ Workplace Inspection Obligations

  • 27 avril 2020
  • Christopher Pigott, Rachel Younan, and Jessica Nolan, Fasken

Federal employers are required under Part II of the Canada Labour Code to ensure that a workplace health and safety committee or representative inspects the work place annually. In 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal decided that duty may extend to locations that the employer does not control. A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has clarified the scope of this duty.

Droit du travail et de l’emploi, Student Forum
The Case for Mediating Small Wrongful Dismissal Claims

The Case for Mediating Small Wrongful Dismissal Claims

  • 10 mars 2020
  • Mitchell Rose, Rose Dispute Resolution

This article makes the case for voluntary mediation of Small Claims Court employment disputes, or "Small Wrongful Dismissal Claims."

Droit du travail et de l’emploi, Student Forum
Tips for a Successful Mediation

Tips for a Successful Mediation

  • 10 mars 2020
  • Stuart Rudner, Rudner Law

This article contains a series of tips on how parties should approach mediation, based upon my attendance at hundreds of mediation hearings as counsel for the employee, counsel for the employer and as mediator.

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Tax Implications and Settling your Employment Matter

Tax Implications and Settling your Employment Matter

  • 09 mars 2020
  • Jennifer Emmans, Emmans Law Professional Corporation

This article addresses whether there is any opportunity to maximize the available settlement dollars in an employment dispute by lawfully utilizing taxation categories.

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A Primer on Insolvency for Labour and Employment Lawyers

  • 03 février 2020
  • Danny Nunes, DLA Piper

This article provides a brief primer on some of the employment and labour law issues that come into consideration when a company is involved in insolvency proceedings.

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A Full and Final Release Signed Upon Termination of Employment Does Not Bar an Unjust Dismissal Complaint Under the Canada Labour Code

  • 16 décembre 2019
  • Behzad Hassibi, Israel Foulon LLP

The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that a release signed upon termination of employment does not bar an unjust dismissal complaint under the Canada Labour Code (“Code”), as parties cannot contract out of Part III of the Code (Bank of Montreal v. Li, 2018 FC 1298 (CanLII) (“Li”)).

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Practical Considerations for Canada Labour Code Dismissals

Practical Considerations for Canada Labour Code Dismissals

  • 16 décembre 2019
  • Jennifer Emmans, Emmans Law Professional Corporation

When dismissing an employee, Canada Labour Code (“Code”) governed employers face different legal considerations than provincially regulated employers.

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Employer Flexibility Does Not Modify the Employment Contract

Employer Flexibility Does Not Modify the Employment Contract

  • 27 novembre 2019
  • Justin P’ng, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

It is a fact of life. Employees sometimes need flexibility to start or leave work at different times than originally agreed with their employer. Sometimes this is because of child care issues. A recent appellate decision, Peternel v. Custom Granite & Marble Ltd., confirms that employer flexibility in granting occasional requests does not always modify the underlying employment contract.

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