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Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

‘Personal’ vs. ‘systemic’ discrimination claim key in fired nurse’s failed appeal Keir_Vallance_sm

A “deal’s a deal” in the lost appeal of a fired Saskatchewan nurse who signed off on a “clear and unequivocal” severance agreement, but then challenged her dismissal with claims of workplace discrimination. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 9:24 AM

Decision exposes fault lines underpinning termination clauses

In North v. Metaswitch Networks Corporation 2017 ONCA 790, the Court of Appeal was recently asked to grapple, again, with a not entirely clear termination clause found in an employment agreement.   ... [read more]

Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS - Scheduling of work - Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Life, liberty and security of person

Appeal by the Association of Justice Counsel (AJC) from a Federal Court of Appeal judgment allowing the government’s application for judicial review and setting aside a grievance adjudicator’s decision. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 5:26 PM

SCC paves way for ‘standby’ pay for federal Crowns Ursula Hendel

The union for 2,600 federal lawyers now awaiting the results of their “binding conciliation” with Treasury Board has had a big boost from the Supreme Court for the union’s ongoing fight against Crowns being required to “stand by” for free to do emergency legal work. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 1:14 PM

Pink Larkin hires labour associate

Daniel Wilband is the newest associate in the Nova Scotia office of Pink Larkin. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES - By employer - Denial of access - Public service

Application by the Attorney General of Canada for judicial review of a decision by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (Board), allowing a complaint by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) against the employer, the Treasury Board of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 9:52 AM

DLA Piper adds employment associate

Duncan Burns-Shillington is the newest member of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 9:02 AM

Time for new tools to manage interprovincial commercial litigation wallmart_crossborder_sm

In Fernandes v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. 2017 MBCA 96, the Manitoba Court of Appeal confronted a difficult decision. It had to choose between two options, neither of which was ideal. A third option, contained in a model statute, was not available because it has not been enacted in Manitoba. Yet arguably that option would have provided a more just result. Not only Manitoba but other provinces should consider whether that option should be made part of its law. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

‘Vast array of people’ could challenge Quebec's Bill 62, lawyer says Jeremy_Little_sm

Quebec public employees opposed to Bill 62 have “a number” of paths to legal recourse should they refuse to enforce the controversial neutrality law, lawyers say. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

Even when an employee is medically incapable of working, notice is appropriate Personal Injury

In an Ontario case, a worker was on an unpaid leave of absence due to injuries from a car accident when his employer decided to shut its doors in six months. Although many employers are fearful of terminating employees who are on sick leave, termination can be justified with the payment of appropriate notice unless cause is alleged. ... [read more]