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Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 1:47 PM

B.C. implements labour-friendly changes to the Labour Relations Code Groupofworkerslight

On Feb. 6, 2018, British Columbia’s minister of Labour appointed a panel to review, and provide recommendations for amending the Labour Relations Code. The review panel was directed to conduct public consultations, consider recent labour law developments and to assess labour issues in the context of “a growing, sustainable economy with fair laws for workers and businesses.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

Stikeman adds senior counsel for Calgary labour and employment group

Stikeman Elliott announced that senior counsel Sheena Owens has joined the firm’s employment and labour group in its Calgary office. ... [read more]

Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Quebec to increase immigration levels after promised cuts | Colin Singer

Quebec’s provincial government has announced plans for immigration levels to increase every year for the next three years. By 2022, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) plans to increase annual Quebec immigration to above 50,000 under all categories. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Wrongful dismissal update: Aggravated damages are aggravating employers frustratedmansitting.jpg

Increasingly, plaintiff counsel in wrongful dismissal actions are claiming aggravated damages for an employer’s failure to act in good faith. These damages can relate to an employer’s pre-termination or post-termination conduct. This development is significant in the evolution in the law of wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Mortimer Khoraych adds workplace investigations associate

Mortimer Khoraych PC announced that Akif Nomani has joined the firm as a workplace investigations associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Norton Rose lawyer elected as fellow of U.S. College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Karen Jensen has been elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The U.S.-based non-profit professional association recognizes leading labour and employment lawyers who are intellectual and practical resources in this practice area. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

B.C. implements employee-friendly changes to Employment Standards Act peoplestanding

On April 29, 2019, British Columbia’s minister of Labour introduced Bill 8, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 8). Bill 8 received royal assent on May 30 and resulted in significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA). ... [read more]

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Express terms - Severance pay

Appeal by the plaintiff from a decision finding he was not entitled to common law reasonable notice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

Union rights cannot circumvent New Brunswick bilingualism law, lawyer says Michel_Doucet_sm

Seniority rights of New Brunswick’s unionized paramedics cannot “trump” residents’ constitutional right to receive services in both English and French throughout the province, says a lawyer of a court decision involving Canada’s only bilingual province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

LAO cost-cutting, rising rent hitting Toronto’s Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic hard, says director Avvy_Go_sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has forsaken its “stated principle” of reducing the impact of budget cuts on “racialized” groups in its freezing of support to an Asian legal clinic now having to cut staff, curtail services and move due to rising rent, says the clinic’s director. ... [read more]