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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Appeals and judicial review - Natural justice - Procedural fairness - Boards and tribunals - Evidence - Disclosure and production

Appeal by Baker from a ruling of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) regarding the Tribunal’s test for pre-hearing disclosure to the employer of the documents possessed by the Workers' Compensation Board (Board). ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 2:59 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright names new partners for 2018

Staring in 2018 Norton Rose Fulbright will have 11 new partners in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1:32 PM

Review of Saskatchewan’s coroner’s office will go deeper, lawyer says Aaron_Fox_sm

A deeper look into the workings of Saskatchewan’s coroner’s office could be just what the doctor ordered for a problematic system with its share of past incidents, says a criminal lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

Quebec cannabis bill not clear on consumption in the workplace

Quebec’s Bill 157 (An Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions), (the bill), enacts the Cannabis Regulation Act, which provides notably different limitations in regards to the possession and growing of cannabis for personal use. However, the bill fails to provide any clear guidance regarding the consumption of cannabis in the workplace, leaving a path filled with unanswered questions for employers throughout the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

Tax tips every lawyer should implement now year_end_sm

Ideally, tax planning should be an ongoing process that lawyers, like other entrepreneurs or employees, focus on all year long. Given our busy schedules many lawyers pay attention to tax planning at year end, if at all. So here are some tax planning tips that, for the most part, should be implemented now. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Constructive dismissal - Change to location of work - Dismissal without cause

Appeal by an employee from dismissal of his action against his employer alleging wrongful dismissal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act: A practical guide to new changes employment_standards_sm

The very long debate about what changes should be made to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) ended when Bill 148 received royal assent on Nov. 27, 2017. Ontario employers need to review and update their existing employment practices and policies to ensure compliance with Bill 148 changes. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

REGULATED OCCUPATIONS - Arbitration - Occupations - Police officers - Duties - Offences - Contravention of statute or regulation

Appeal by the New Brunswick Police Commission (Commission) from a judicial review judgment which quashed an arbitrator’s decision ordering the removal of the respondent, Constable Smiley, from his position as a City of Fredericton Police officer. ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

Supreme Court extends protection against employment-related discrimination Eugene Meehan

The Supreme Court has broadened protection from discrimination in the workplace beyond harassment perpetrated by a supervisor to include co-workers, even if they have different employers. In British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk 2017 SCC 62, the court held that B.C.’s Human Rights Code (Code) “prohibits discrimination against employees whenever that discrimination has a sufficient nexus with the employment context.” ... [read more]

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 9:12 AM

Effect of changes to Alberta’s labour laws ‘should not be underestimated,’ expert says Jennifer Miller

A major overhaul to Alberta’s labour laws is being called a “sea change,” but legal observers say the legislation still has flaws that could lead to problems in the future. ... [read more]