Author Archives: torscher

January 6, 2015

In an entry on this site on November 7, 2014, we I linked to a blog post by Stuart Rudner that, among other things, reviewed a case out of BC dealing with the alleged wrongful dismissal of a man named … Continue reading

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December 29, 2014

In Fernandes v. Peel Educational, the Ontario Superior Court found that the employer did not have cause for termination and awarded a 12 month notice period. However, at the date of termination, the employee was completely disabled and the employer … Continue reading

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Changes Coming to the Provincial Court Act and Small Claims Procedure in Alberta

Further changes to the Provincial Court Civil Division here in Alberta, lovingly referred to as “small claims court”, have long been rumored since the Court increased its monetary jurisdiction to $50,000 in August of this year. At a Canadian Bar … Continue reading

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December 16, 2014

One of my favourite blogs, Canadian Payroll Consulting by Alan McEwen, covers the topic of employee identity. What would you do in this situation? You’re hiring an employee, where a valid driver’s licence is required. The company pays by direct … Continue reading

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December 12, 2014

Stuart Rudner discusses two recent cases where employees were fired for absenteeism. Managing absenteeism is a challenge and this post highlights that difficulty: Employers should closely monitor the attendance of employees and ensure they have clear policies that are being … Continue reading

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December 11, 2014

As the year comes to a close, you tend to find a lot of retrospective articles looking back on the best albums or scandals of the year. Lawyers are not immune to this trend so here’s a list from Cassels … Continue reading

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December 9, 2014

Denton’s Occupational Health and Safety group covers the Schmig decision of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) from earlier this spring. The CIRB dismissed a safety reprisal complaint brought by the self-represented Schmig after he missed a number of deadlines … Continue reading

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