Bank of Nova Scotia Overtime Class-Action Settles Out of Court


Time Published on August 27, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

The recent settlement of this overtime class action lawsuit, and the complexity and scope of retroactive liability, highlights the folly in the head in the sand approach.

Tag class action,  employment law,  employment standards

Strong Safety Program Protects Constructor Despite Subcontractor’s Guilty Plea


Time Published on July 31, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

Constructors must have strong and meaningful safety programs in place to avoid Occupational Health and Safety violations and liability.

Tag occupational health and safety

What’s cause got to do with it?


Time Published on July 08, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

Employers: Feel reassured, outrageous misconduct is still cause for summary dismissal.

Tag employment law,  wrongful dismissal

Register Now for our Complimentary, Quarterly HR-Law Webinar


Time Published on July 07, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

Registration now open!

Tag human rights,  labour law,  privacy,  workers compensation

Supreme Court Finds Store Closure Violated the Statutory Freeze


Time Published on June 27, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Walmart violated the statutory freeze in Québec's labour legislation when it closed a store following a successful organizing drive and failed negotiations.

Tag labour law,  labour relations

Deal or No Deal?


Time Published on June 26, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms the importance of securing agreement on all settlement terms.

Tag human rights

When is an Owner an Employee?


Time Published on June 24, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

When is an owner also an “employee”?  The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered a decision on the question of whether a partner at a law firm could be an employee under human rights legislation.  The answer, perhaps not a surprise, is ‘it depends’…

Tag employment law,  human rights

What is the next step in AODA compliance?


Time Published on May 26, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

The AODA Employment Standard deadlines are not as far away as they may seem.

Tag aoda,  employment law,  employment standards,  human rights

Are Your Employment Contracts Enforceable?


Time Published on May 26, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

A recent Ontario court decision has prompted many employers to revisit the language in their employment contract termination provisions. 

Tag employment law

BC Labour Relations Board waters down Irving Pulp


Time Published on May 26, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

A decision out of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board indicates that there may still be room in Canada for randum drug and alcohol testing.

Tag human rights,  labour law

Keeping the Offer on the Table Essential to Mitigation Defence


Time Published on May 26, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

This recent appellate decision serves to remind employers that employees cannot mitigate by accepting an offer that is not technically still on the table.

Tag employment law,  wrongful dismissal,  wrongful dismissal litigation

Federal Court of Appeal Revises Test for Family Status Discrimination


Time Published on May 20, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

The Federal Court of Appeal has produced a new, more balanced test for family status discrimination, drawn from caselaw around the country.

Tag human rights

When can a resigning employee join a competitor?


Time Published on April 28, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

A recent decision out of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that employees cannot give, contractually agreed, notice of resignation only to unilaterally leave early to work for a competitor.

Tag employment law,  restrictive covenants,  wrongful dismissal litigation

Workers can Simultaneously Receive WSIB LOE Benefits and ESA Termination Pay


Time Published on April 24, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

WSIAT recently held that a worker's loss of earnings benefits under the workers' compensation plan may not be offset by statutory pay in lieu of notice.

Tag employment law,  employment standards,  workers' compensation,  wrongful dismissal

When is a Whistleblower not a Whistleblower?


Time Published on April 14, 2014 User Stringer LLP Admin

In a recent decision, the Ontario Labour Relations Board found that an employee did not suffer an unlawful reprisal when he was terminated for raising health and safety concerns – because of the manner in which he raised those concerns.

Tag occupational health and safety

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