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Labour & Employment


Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Investing in Africa: What you need to know africa_money_sm

While visiting South Korea a few years ago to present investment opportunities in Africa, Acha Leke, the chairman of McKinsey & Company Africa, was welcomed by a top executive with this remarkable remark: “Our Chinese competitors are going in Africa, I don’t know what they are looking for, but we need to understand.” This statement is a testament of a growing interest for Africa among investors in developed economies over the last decade. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

FOR TORTS - Fraud and misrepresentation

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the trial judge’s interpretation of Schedule 6 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. In 1992, Alberta created two separate public sector pension plans to replace the Old Plan. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Provisions - Grievances - Public service

Application by union members for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision finding that she lacked jurisdiction to determine the applicants’ grievances. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Health, safety, vacation differences between U.S. and Canada employment laws Americanpills

This is the final installation in a three-part series about differences between American and Canadian employment laws. Part one addressed employment agreements; part two explained termination, payroll and overtime issues. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

New labour and employment associate for Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley announced that Jason Mercier has joined the firm as an associate in its Ottawa office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Interest arbitration

Application by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) for an interim injunction. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

Ontario Appeal Court sets ‘standard’ on interpreting labour termination clauses, says lawyer Jon Pinkus

The Ontario Court of Appeal has provided employment lawyers in the province with what some view as a definitive guide to interpreting termination clauses in employment agreements. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

Predicting just cause for dismissal a mug’s game | Stuart Rudner

When it comes to just cause for dismissal, the only absolute rule is that there are no absolute rules. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 9:03 AM

B.C. eliminates self-help kit for employment standards complaints B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains

The B.C. government has eliminated the “self-help kit” for making employment standards complaints it says has hampered workers’ abilities to voice their concerns, a step observers are viewing as a positive one. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC alumni’s role in legal controversies sparks new debate over ex-judges’ return to practice Amy Salyzyn

Is it in the public interest for former Supreme Court of Canada justices to be allowed to provide legal services to governments or other well-heeled clients facing public controversies that could arguably blow back on the reputations of the ex-judges’ former courts or otherwise harm public confidence in the judiciary? ... [read more]