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Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 03:04 PM

Bargaining not same as contract, court rules in upholding severance package Subscriber only content

The Court of Appeal for Ontario on April 24 upheld a summary judgment for severance and payment in lieu of sabbatical for an employee who was let go after negotiations failed to reach a new employment agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

Fasken to host WSIB appeal preparation seminar

Fasken Martineau is hosting a half-day seminar on May 31 in Toronto on how to prepare for a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) hearing. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 08:26 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Striking out pleadings or allegations - Grounds - Failure to disclose a cause of action or defence - Lack of jurisdiction Subscriber only content

Motion by the Office of the Ombudsman to strike out the plaintiff’s Statement of Claim and for dismissal of the action against it; motion by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Assembly) to dismiss the action as against it for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff claimed declaratory relief and damages for wrongful dismissal based on his termination as the Ombudsman of Ontario. He pleaded that the Office of the Ombudsman and the Assembly were his employers. The plaintiff had not been re-appointed for a third term when his second term expired. The Court considered whether, as a matter of law, the Ombudsman, as an officer of the Legislature, was or could be employed by the Office of the Ombudsman. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

Employer's unfavourable reference 'qualified privilege,' court rules Subscriber only content Gurlal Kler

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice sided with an employer in a defamation case brought forward by a former employee over an unfavourable reference check. The court ruled the reference check fell “within the range of qualified privilege” and that the defendants acted without malice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Harper Grey adds associate to business law group

Scott Howie has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the business law group in the firm's Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Stewart McKelvey adds two new associates

Former Stewart McKelvey articled clerks Giles Ayers and Justin Hewitt, who both were called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar on Fridayhave joined the St. John's office, as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 09:13 AM

Fasken to host one-day seminar on OHS best practices

Fasken Martineau is hosting a one-day seminar on May 2 on occupational health and safety best practices. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 04:19 PM

Taxi union asks court to quash Ottawa bylaw legalizing private transportation firms Subscriber only content

Unifor Local 1688 has filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court looking to quash an Ottawa city council bylaw that licensed private transportation companies to operate in the city. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 03:21 PM

Motion seeks stronger protections for Ontario temp agency workers Subscriber only content Krista Kais-Prial

The Ontario Legislature passed a motion on April 13 that calls for the government to put into place greater protections for temporary agency workers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 08:54 AM

Teplitsky, Colson adds Lake as partner in litigation group

Teplitsky, Colson LLP announced that Jennifer Lake became a partner in the Brunswick/Pitch group effective Jan. 1, 2017. ... [read more]