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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 8:37 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

Wellness: How we can weather COVID-19 crisis | Darryl Singer

COVID-19 has us all on the edge of our seats. What does it mean for our clients’ interests, the administration of justice, our health, our profession, our income, our families? ... [read more]

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 12:46 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

Federal Court announces interim measures

Having regard to developments since the Federal Court issued a communication on Friday March 13, the court announced that it will further restrict the scope of its operations in the coming weeks. ... [read more]

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 12:09 PM

COVID-19: Employer, employee give and take | Stuart Rudner

The World Health Organization has confirmed that we are now in the midst of a pandemic. Many countries have enacted dramatic travel restrictions, some cities and countries have attempted to shut themselves off completely from the outside world. Broadway is dark, all professional sports leagues have been suspended, school breaks have been extended, and people are fighting over toilet paper in the stores. So, what are employers supposed to do, and what can employees expect? ... [read more]

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 4:53 PM

Canadian employers facing challenges over COVID-19 Anne Gallop

With the spread of COVID-19 picking up speed, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it a pandemic, it is beginning to have a ripple effect on global industry and markets. Supply chains are being disrupted, travel restrictions are being imposed by growing numbers of countries and containment measures are being introduced. ... [read more]

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]