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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:05 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL DAMAGES - Aggravated damages

Appeal by the employer from damages awarded to the respondent under a one‑year fixed‑term contract of employment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

University of Calgary prof wins CBA’s Hnatyshyn award

University of Calgary professor Jennifer Koshan has received the Ramon John Hnatyshyn award from the Canadian Bar Association. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 9:08 AM

Workplace investigations: Doing them right, setting good example Fighting

Stories of toxic workplace cultures continue to dominate headlines — bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace — but importantly, the workplace culture has started to shift. Much of this shift can be attributed to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #MeToo movement. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 8:53 AM

U.S. immigration: Policies creating logical inconsistencies immigration_reform_gear_sm

As we stated in our previous article on the increasing impact of U.S. immigration policy shifts, we now have policy — which was never meant to trump law, no pun intended — being used as a weapon to circumvent reason. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 12:44 PM

Two associates join Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s office

The St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer announced that Neala Kielley and Ryan Parsons are the firm’s newest associate lawyers. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 8:21 AM

THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT - Extrinsic evidence - Particular words

Appeal by the union from the dismissal of its judicial review application of an arbitration award interpreting an addition to a collective agreement. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 1:18 PM

Discrimination and smokers in the workplace | Stuart Rudner

Four years ago, the owner of a jet boat tour company made national headlines when he publicly proclaimed that he had refused to hire smokers for the past 30 years. At the time, I blogged about the issue and offered my view that in all likelihood, such a policy would be a breach of human rights legislation. Then just over a month ago, U-Haul, a much larger and well-known corporation, announced that it will no longer hire smokers in 21 U.S. states, though this would not impact the remaining states or its Canadian operations. So, can Canadian employers enact such a policy? ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

Three new partners at Lavery

Lavery Lawyers announced the appointments of Valérie Belle-Isle, Guillaume Laberge and Béatrice Ngatcha as partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 8:31 AM

What every firm should know about e-discovery: Evaluation and implementation ediscovery_software_sm

The need for e-discovery is well documented. So, now that we’ve gotten the “why” out of the way, let’s look at the “how” part of the story. It’s one thing to say, “I want an e-discovery solution,” but knowing how to choose, implement and run one is an entirely different matter. And it’s where even the best intentions go to die. ... [read more]