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March 9, 2015

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada released an interesting decision in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission discussing the test for constructive dismissal. Sean Bawden reviews the case and the two paths to constructive dismissal in his … Continue reading

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March 6, 2015

Your first ten years in the labour market likely shape your lifetime earning potential: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/10/your-lifetime-earnings-are-probably-determined-in-your-twenties/?postshare=3761425156115071 Stuart Rudner explores whether an employer can void a severance agreement if employee misconduct is discovered after entering the agreement. The issue was considered in … Continue reading

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January 28, 2015

It was earlier reported that Target employees would get around 16 weeks’ pay as the company wound down operations in Canada. In this article, some employees are upset that they might get 16 weeks’ notice of termination rather than 16 … Continue reading

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January 14, 2015

Two senior corporate officials have been jailed for health and safety offences in Ontario, writes Adrian Miedema in the Dentons Canadian Occupational Health & Safety Law blog. Two directors of New Mex Canada Inc. were jailed for 25 days after … Continue reading

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January 13, 2015

Hicks Morley writes about changes to the federal holiday formula under the Canada Labour Code that will come into effect March 16, 2015: Effective March 16, 2015, significant reforms to the general holiday provisions of Part III of the Canada … Continue reading

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January 12, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada will be releasing two decisions on Friday which concern collective bargaining and freedom of association: http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/news/en/item/4790/index.do Professor David Doorey on his excellent blog, The Law of Work, wrote up a summary of one of the … Continue reading

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January 9, 2015

First Reference Talks with a good primer on the current state of the law in Canada concerning whether obesity is a recognized disability: http://blog.firstreference.com/recognizing-obesity-as-a-disability-slippery-slope-or-basic-human-dignity/ Howard Levitt in the Financial Post with some solid, basic advice on how to properly overhaul … Continue reading

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