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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Claims - Claims procedure - Notice of injury or accident - Time for

Stated case from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (WCAT) to determine whether the five-year audiogram rule in Board Policy 1.2.5AR1 (Policy), which addressed entitlement to benefits for occupational hearing loss, was inconsistent with the Workers’ Compensation Act (Act). ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Legal aid veteran now champions causes for impoverished pro bono

For 31 years, Vince Calderhead worked for Nova Scotia Legal Aid helping individuals living in poverty address a diverse and dire range of legal issues. He retired earlier this year — and almost immediately went to work in private practice with Pink Larkin. That work, however, is unique in Canada. Calderhead, who is counsel in the Halifax law firm, does not charge for his services. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Benefits - Entitlement to benefits - Accident - Compensability of injuries - Psychological injuries - Stress - Legislation - Interpretation

Appeal by Hébert from the Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) decision which dismissed his appeal from the denial of compensation benefits. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

REGULATED OCCUPATIONS - Arbitration - Occupations - Police officers

Appeal by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and cross-appeal by the Edmonton Police Association (EPA) from a judicial review judgment. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

How one B.C. employer dealt with a self-represented litigant

In a recent B.C. Supreme Court case, Hall v. Trueblue (c.o.b. Labour Ready) 2017 BCSC 2004, a self-represented litigant named Tammy Kay Hall filed a brief notice of civil claim against her former employer alleging she had been “wrongfully terminated due to disability and no notice provided.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

Two Langlois lawyers join Administrative Labour Tribunal

Dominic Fiset and Julie Samson have been named as administrative judges of Quebec's Administrative Labour Tribunal. Both are members of the labour law group of Langlois lawyers LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

University can recoup pension payments over ‘unjust enrichment,’ court rules Tina Hobday

Carleton University won the right to reclaim nearly $500,000 in pension benefits made to a former political science professor who was missing for years before his remains were found in the woods near his Quebec home after the Quebec Court of Appeal held that the pension plan plainly states that the benefits ceased when the beneficiary died. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 1:08 PM

Critics maintain Bill 62 unfairly targets Quebec’s small number of devout Muslim women

People who land public sector jobs in a post-Bill 62 Quebec could fight against having to make people show their faces when receiving services  — even if that demand is stipulated in hiring contracts, said a prominent human rights lawyer. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Push to increase protection for nurses shows need to fix ‘complicated’ issue: lawyer Emily_McKernan_sm

An Ontario union group calling for legislative change to further protect nurses and other front-line health care staff who report abuse by patients is symptomatic of a continued need to address a “complicated problem,” says one lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

UNIONS - Members and membership - Exclusions and exemptions

Application by the WSÁNEC School Board (WSB) for judicial review to set aside a Canada Industrial Relations Board decision dismissing the WSB’s application to exclude from the all-employee bargaining unit those employees whose primary duties focused on the revitalization of the SENCOTEN language and culture and on the transmission of WSÁNEC beliefs and teachings. ... [read more]