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- Pas d'accident sans conséquences pour les consommateurs de drogues en milieu de travail
Kris Noonan, Sakshi Sharma and Pierre-Luc Benoit – Le 15 juin 2017, la Cour suprême du Canada a rendu la décision Stewart c Elk Valley Coal Corp., facilitant ainsi le congédiement par les employeurs des consommateurs de drogues ayant violé une politique sur les drogues et l’alcool en milieu de trav … Read more »
- No Free Accidents for Drug Users in the Workplace
Kris Noonan, Sakshi Sharma and Pierre-Luc Benoit On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., and in so doing, made it easier for employers to terminate drug users who violate workplace drug and alcohol policies. The employer, Elk Valley Coa … Read more »
- Looming Changes to Ontario's Employment and Labour Laws
Shari Cohen and Lorna Cuthbert – The government of Ontario is proposing broad reforms to the province’s employment laws. The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the Act) goes beyond a simple increase in minimum wage and includes a number of amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 … Read more »
- Bill 17: Alberta's Fairly Family Friendly Employment Reforms and Curious Labour Changes
David M. Price and Meaghan Simister – On May 24, 2017, Alberta’s NDP government introduced Bill 17, the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (the “Bill”), after weeks of speculation that it would make changes to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code prior to the end of the legis … Read more »
- The Saga Continues: The Ontario Court of Appeal strikes down a termination provision in Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd.
Jessica Pietrusiak and Lorna Cuthbert – In recent years, there have been a number of cases where contractual termination provisions that attempt to limit an employee’s entitlements upon termination have been found to be unenforceable because they did not comply with employment standards legislatio … Read more »
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