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Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Election to make tort claim - After election to receive benefits - Subrogation

Appeal by Weir’s Construction from a judge’s determination that a subrogated action on behalf of Warford’s estate could proceed against Weir’s. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

Judicial appointments announced for British Columbia, Yukon

A judge has been elevated and a member of the bar has joined the bench in British Columbia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS - Job classification

Appeal by five grievors from a Federal Court judgment dismissing their application for judicial review. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

Blind selection better than quotas for promoting diversity | Stuart Rudner

According to a recent story on CBC, in an effort to bolster the number of women, Indigenous people and racial minorities sitting on corporate boards, a group of senators is poised to amend government legislation that would force companies to set internal diversity targets. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 11:49 AM

Class action against Deloitte highlights need for positions to be examined and classified Samuel Marr sm

Over 400 lawyers are bringing a class action against Deloitte for compensation of unpaid overtime, vacation and statutory holidays in a claim that alleges they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of as employees. ... [read more]

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Terms of contract usurp good faith duty, Quebec Appeal Court holds Yves Robillard

Former employees of an asset management firm who claimed that they were unfairly bought out just before the company was sold lost a legal battle after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that the duty to act in good faith does not mean that a party to a contract must impoverish itself to enrich the other. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

New employment law firm opens in Ontario

Patrizia Piccolo and Jennifer Heath have come together to found Piccolo Heath LLP. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Appeal allowed on calculation of bonus in company sale as Titus test upheld George Benchetrit sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal allowed an appeal over the calculation of a bonus in a decision counsel says upholds the test for unconscionability in contract law in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Accountability, safety guide N.L. Appeal Court in case of pot-carrying oil worker Ian_Wallace_sm

“Individual accountability” and workplace safety sit at the heart of an East Coast appeal decision involving an offshore oil worker fired after being found with pot in his pocket. ... [read more]