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Labour & Employment


Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 1:03 PM

Corporate immigration compliance: Employee support as a benefit work_permit_sm

Our global marketplace means that more and more companies are seeking talent beyond the borders of their own business entity and without regard to nationality. The need to source talent across the world brings with it complexities for employers regarding compliance with local immigration and employment laws, as well as domestic organizations whose priority is the protection of the local labour market. In Canada, that concern principally lies with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC or Service Canada). In the U.S., those responsibilities are shared with the Department of Labor. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 8:36 AM

Program can minimize business interruptions like COVID-19, rail strike Arrowmaze

Businesses across Canada are still feeling the effects of the recent CN rail blockades that continue to cause delays in the movement of goods. Moreover, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has seriously impacted the importation of goods from Asia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

B.C. unveils legislation to allow for paid leave for victims of domestic or sexual violence B.C. Minister of Labour Harry Bains

The B.C. government has moved to ensure employees who have been forced to deal with domestic or sexual violence have paid time off from work, a move which brings the province more in line with other jurisdictions across Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:37 AM

PROCESS AND PROCEDURE - Arbitration - Bars - Prior settlement

Appeal by the Bank from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of an adjudicator’s decision finding that a settlement and release agreement signed by an employee was not a bar to a wrongful dismissal complaint under s. 240 of the Canada Labour Code as determined by a 1997 decision by the Federal Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 1:37 PM

Gowlings adds labour and employment partner in Ottawa

Gowling WLG announced that John Peters has joined the firm as a partner in its employment, labour and equalities group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

Understanding EBUGs: To Ayres is human Toyhockeyplayers.jpg

David Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, was called into action for the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 22 in their 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 9:36 AM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Legislation - Interpretation

Application by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal for the court’s opinion on several issues, including its adjudicative jurisdiction, arising from recent amendments to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Canada sets record for new immigrants in 2019 | Colin Singer

Canada admitted a modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada did that was 1912. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Recommendations for Labour Code amendments explained Manandwomanchangingrule_Sm1.jpg

The Canada Labour Code (CLC) is undergoing a substantial overhaul; significant amendments have already come into force. Last year, an Independent Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards made five additional recommendations for other potential amendments to the CLC with regard to the following issues: ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 11:10 AM

Canadian Judicial Council ‘urges’ Ottawa to apply pension accrual freeze to embattled judge Chief Justice Richard Wagner

A disagreement has emerged between the Canadian Judicial Council and the federal government over whether legislation coming down the pipe should apply to potentially freeze the pension accrual of sidelined Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Girouard, who is fighting in court the CJC’s recommendation that he be removed from office for misconduct. ... [read more]