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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

Tribunal decision recalibrates family status accommodation

Family status accommodation has been in flux in recent years. The Federal Court of Appeal decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Johnstone, 2014 FCA 110 ("Johnstone") provided a new legal test to be applied. However, there was always the possibility that Ontario courts or tribunals would not follow the federal decision. That possibility became reality last fall. ... [read more]

Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 11:44 AM

REGULATED OCCUPATIONS - Occupations - Police officers

Appeal by the Attorney General from a decision allowing a former RCMP constable’s application for judicial review of a Probationary Review Officer's decision affirming his discharge for unsuitability. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 9:52 AM

How proposed changes to Ontario labour law could hit cross-border employers Crossborder_employment_sm

In order to limit their employment law obligations, cross-border employers need to understand the laws governing their employees who perform work in Ontario. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Federal court decision on airline safety called 'wake-up call'

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling a recent decision on airline safety by the Federal Court of Appeal a “wake-up call” for government, but observers say that statement may be a bit premature. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 8:35 AM

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Offences and enforcement - Appeals and judicial review - Offences - Failure to provide training or instruction - Failure to supervise

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the defendant, Viterra Inc. (Viterra), on six offences under the Canada Labour Code related to the death of a worker. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 2:53 PM

Laramée joins DS Lawyers Canada as partner, CEO

After serving for many years at the helm of Kaufman Laramée, Richard Laramée has joined DS Lawyers Canada, a firm with offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Five things personal injury lawyers should know about employment law

In the personal injury field, it is not uncommon to see injured victims run into employment difficulties while trying to get back to work.  Often times injuries bring on physical deconditioning with functional limitations, psychological damages and emotional distress. Stamina for a regular work schedule often becomes limited and deteriorating emotional tolerances often become marked by anxiety and frustration due to the inability to get back to pre-accident work status. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Civil actions - When available - Scope

Appeal by the plaintiff, Speck, from the dismissal of his action. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - Certification - Appropriate bargaining unit - Representation vote

Application by Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Rogers) for judicial review of a decision of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (Board) which allowed the respondent Union’s application for review of a bargaining unit pursuant to s. 18 of the Canada Labour Code (Code). ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

Class action against BlackBerry to decide whether employees were fired or resigned Andrew Reinholdt

A hearing to determine whether a lawsuit launched by employees of BlackBerry Ltd. in February can proceed as a class action is scheduled for April 4-6, 2018, in Ottawa. ... [read more]