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Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 12:50 PM

New associate joins Roper Greyell

Roper Greyell announced that Adam van der Linde has joined the Vancouver firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC’s fall session in Ottawa kicks off with cases on employment law, scope of criminal law power Howard Levitt

The Supreme Court of Canada resumes its busy fall session Oct. 8 with a far-reaching employment law appeal, followed by a unique case in which the Attorney General of Canada is attacking the constitutionality of a law duly authorized by Parliament. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

When employment contract frustrated, employer’s duty to accommodate ends Peopleonpuzzle

Katz et al. v. Clarke 2019 ONSC 2188 (Divisional Court) addressed the scope of the employer’s duty to accommodate an employee that has a permanent disability. In its decision, the court clarified that when undisputed medical evidence indicates that an employee with a disability is unable to fulfill the basic obligations of the employment relationship in the foreseeable future. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 2:33 PM

Compensation, time off differences between Canadian, U.K., employment law Britishcanada

Part one of this four-part series looked briefly at the basic legal structure of Canada and the U.K., as well as the distinction between employment agreements and independent contractor agreements in Canada. Part two below discusses other elements of the employment agreement in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 12:54 PM

Findings in articling survey ‘disheartening,’ Law Society of Alberta says Cori Ghitter, Law Society of Alberta deputy executive director and director of professionalism and policy

The Law Society of Alberta is pledging to act after a survey of law students and new lawyers in the province showed experiences of harassment and discrimination during the articling process. In addition, many of those surveyed felt the experience did not provide them with the proper amount of training as they began their legal careers. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

In Uber case, arbitration organizations failed the test arbitration_international_sm

On Sept. 16, 2019, aspiring interveners in the Uber v. Heller 2019 ONCA 1 appeal in the Supreme Court of Canada (the Uber case) filed their motions for leave to intervene. The submissions filed by several arbitration organizations make for rather depressing reading. With one or two notable exceptions, what they support is the notion that even when there is a direct conflict between arbitration and access to justice, arbitration must win. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 11:14 AM

First wave of amendments to Canada Labour Code Canadianflag

An unprecedented overhaul of the Canada Labour Code has been implemented just in time for October’s federal election campaign. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

After NAFTA won’t be found in Washington, Ottawa canada_u.s._trade_sm

As Canada and the United States wrap up more than two years of work on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), one pressing question remains for the cross-border business community — what can we expect after NAFTA? The answer rests not in Washington, D.C., or Ottawa, but in state and provincial capitals throughout North America. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 1:55 PM

Court rules Quebec’s back-to-work legislation unconstitutional

A Quebec court ruling that declared unconstitutional a special law that forced provincial government lawyers and notaries to put a halt to the longest Canadian strike by public civil servants may give them much needed ammunition to persuade the government to introduce binding arbitration, according to legal experts. ... [read more]