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Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

Quebec's cannabis bill leaves more questions than answers, lawyers say Mylany David

Employers are disappointed the Quebec government failed to provide new rules and guidance under its recently unveiled legal framework for the consumption, sale and distribution of marijuana, according to employment and labour lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Low damage awards for workplace sexual harassment sends wrong message | Stuart Rudner

If significant damages were routinely awarded in egregious cases of harassment and sexual harassment, employers would get the message that the costs of permitting such conduct are too high. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:31 PM

Langlois adds partner in labour and employment group

Langlois lawyers announced that Marianne Plamondon has joined the firm’s Montréal office as a partner in the labour and employment law group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:29 PM

O'Neill named to Cox & Palmer's St. John's management team

Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s office announced that Kate O’Neill has been appointed to the firm’s management committee as professional personnel partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:27 PM

Paliare Roland adds quartet of associates

Four new associates are the latest members of Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP. ... [read more]

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]