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- Alberta bans mandatory high heels in the workplace
Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Alberta can no longer require workers to wear footwear that may pose a health or safety risk to workers. This change was made by way of an amendment to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code. While the legislation does not specifically mention high heel … Read more »
- WSIB fraud requires a wilful act, like tax evasion, appeal court decides
The WSIB must prove that a worker intended to obtain WSIB benefits to which he or she was not entitled, when it charges a worker with “wilfully failing to inform the Board of a material change”, the Ontario Court of Appeal has decided. The WSIB prosecuted three workers, who were receiving WSIB benef … Read more »
- WSIB’s New Rate Framework For Employers
Following policy consultations that took place from August 14, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB or the Board) announced its new rate framework for employers. This framework will replace current WSIB policies on classification structure, rate setting, and retro … Read more »
- Prison-time for a contractor for manslaughter: A first in Quebec legal history
Last year, we discussed on this blog, the case of an excavation contractor who was facing criminal negligence causing death and manslaughter charges in relation with the accidental death of one of his employees. Since then, that contractor has been found guilty on both charges, and on September 1 … Read more »
- Ninety-day administrative driving suspension for impaired driving was not just cause to fire Assistant Fire Chief
An Assistant Fire Chief has won his wrongful dismissal suit after he was fired following a 90-day administrative driving prohibition for impaired driving while off-duty. The Assistant Fire Chief was on the way home from a “date night” with his spouse when he was pulled over for suspected impaired dr … Read more »
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