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Editor: Madeleine Werker


Bill C-377: How Will it Affect You?

  • March 18, 2013
  • Denis W. Ellickson, Andrea Wobick

Final releases, which once guaranteed that legal proceedings brought by employees as a result of termination of employment would be stopped in their tracks, are now more likely to be set aside as unconscionable following the SCC's decision in Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc.

Nosiness Comes at a Cost: Damages for privacy violations in the workplace

  • March 18, 2013
  • Denis W. Ellickson, Meg Atkinson

With the growing digitization of our personal lives, information relating to our private matters is becoming increasingly accessible. On the other hand, just because information is accessible does not mean that every person – or employer – is entitled to access it.

Bill 115: The Story Continues to Unfold

  • March 18, 2013
  • Mark Geiger

In a marathon hearing that lasted into the wee hours of the morning, Bernie Fishbein, Chair of the OLRB, was asked by the Minister of Education to determine whether a one day walk-out planned by Ontario’s Elementary Teachers Federation for the next morning constituted an unlawful strike.