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Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

U.S. firm names three Canadian-based partners

Among the 20 new partners and five new counsel appointed by Chicago-based Baker McKenzie, three are in the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

LABOUR RELATIONS - Employees - Dishonesty - Hours of work - Theft

Appeal by the union from a chamber’s judge’s decision to quash an Arbitration Board decision that had set aside a grievor’s termination for time theft. ... [read more]

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 7:01 AM

Chief military judge Dutil facing new allegations Chief Judge Mario Dutil

Canada’s chief military judge — who we exclusively reported in 2016 faced down allegations from senior JAG staff that he failed to report to military brass an affair with a female under his command — has been charged under the National Defence Act in relation to events likely connected to the complaint against him that was dismissed two years ago by a judicial discipline committee of the Court Martial Appeal Court (CMAC). ... [read more]

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 8:31 AM

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Employer obligations - Safety of workplace - Legislation - Interpretation - Liability - Of employer - Safety equipment and apparel - Offences and enforcement

Appeal by the Ministry of Labour from an Ontario Court of Justice decision upholding an acquittal for Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) offences. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

Federal Court of Appeal rules against Husky Oil in privacy dispute Amy Crosbie, Curtis Dawe LLP

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against a major Canadian oil company in its attempts to keep information about its employees private, saying the information requested as part of an access to information filing was publicly available on the Internet and would not disclose anything related to their private lives. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Yes summary judgment is fast, but not always best for wrongful dismissal your're_fired_sm

When the Supreme Court in Hryniak v. Mauldin  2014 SCC 7 rewrote the law on summary judgment, it opened the doors to a fast and cost-effective method of obtaining judgment for terminated employees. Since then, courts across Canada have specifically recognized that straightforward wrongful dismissal cases are particularly well-suited for summary judgment. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal has repeatedly scaled back the option of summary judgment. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Government holding ‘overdue’ consultations on federal labour standards Michael Lynk, Western University Faculty of Law

The government of Canada is holding public consultations on modernizing federal labour standards, a step an expert in labour law said is “quite overdue” and could have an effect on the whole Canadian economy. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

Ride-hailing company Lyft will test Toronto's regulatory framework lyft_uber_sm

Lyft, a San Francisco ride-hailing company, launched its first location outside of the United States in Toronto in May 2017, and started service on Dec. 12, 2017, and will be in direct competition with Uber. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

N.S. Human Rights Commission battles threats to its reputation Christine Hanson

A complaint that took 10 years to resolve and a secret report from the Ombudsman’s Office have embroiled the Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Commission in two very public controversies that could damage the organization’s reputation. That threat comes in the wake of significant changes to the commission’s operations that have made it a leader in Canada. ... [read more]