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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 2:04 PM

Langlois adds two partners, five associates to labour and employment practice

Langlois lawyers announced that seven new lawyers specializing in labour and employment law have joined the Quebec firm, including two partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 1:52 PM

Where Ford government’s Bill 47, a.k.a. Bill 148 repeal, is taking us bunchalawyers_sm.jpg

On Oct. 23, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tabled Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, set to repeal a large portion of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which was passed into law by the previous provincial government just 11 months ago. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Benefits - Accident - Acting in the course of employment

Appeal by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission from a ruling by the Appeals Tribunal that found an injury sustained by the respondent qualified as an accident. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

Flexible paid time off under agreement distinct from personal emergency leave workersoncalendar_sm.jpg

An arbitrator recently ruled that an employee’s personal emergency leave entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are separate from an employee’s floater days under a collective agreement. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

REGULATED OCCUPATIONS - Arbitration - Police officers

Appeal by Campbell from a judicial review judgment affirming the termination of her employment as a police officer with the Fredericton Police Force. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Privacy culture: The new corporate redesign privacy_culture_sm

The rise in privacy breaches has caused consumers to become increasingly concerned about the way in which organizations are handling their personal information. As consumers experience a paradigm shift towards the need for trust and transparency before handing over their personal information, organizations need to adjust the way they perceive compliance with privacy legislation and standards. ... [read more]

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 8:24 AM

Workers’ compensation tribunal’s ruling unreasonable, but not absurd: B.C. Court of Appeal Tamara Ramusovic, Moore Edgar Lyster

An Air Canada flight attendant seeking compensation for injuries suffered on an international flight will have her case re-examined by a B.C. administrative tribunal after the provincial Court of Appeal ruled the tribunal’s statutory interpretation was inadequate. But the court said it did not necessarily agree with a lower court decision the findings were “absurd.”   ... [read more]

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal decision could have chilling effect on wrongful dismissal actions: lawyer

A B.C. woman has had an award of damages in a wrongful dismissal case overturned after the province’s Court of Appeal ruled her treatment did not rise to a level where compensation for aggravated damages was warranted, and her lawyer says he is concerned the effect the decision could have on people in similar situations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Risks of moving or residing outside U.S. with a green card dissolving_greencard_sm

With Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status (or green card status) in the U.S. comes the privilege of residing in the U.S. What may be less obvious is the responsibility to live in the U.S. that also accompanies it. When one leaves, there is a process to undertake to abandon status, or maintain it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

Small steps in securing corporate accountability corporate_legaladvise_sm

Corporate accountability remains a tenuous subject for jurists in Canada and across the western world. The recent Chevron case in Canada (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corp. 2018 ONCA 472) is evidence of that. Jurists are grappling with developing a legal theory that will hold corporations accountable, and yet allow them to enjoy distinct legal personalities. ... [read more]