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  • Impaired Driving Not Cause for Dismissal of Assistant Fire ChiefFebruary 22, 2018

    February 22 2018 An Assistant Fire Chief driving is pulled over for suspected impaired driving whereupon he fails two breathalyzer tests.  He was driving the Fire Chief’s truck, which was impounded.  His licence is suspended for 90 days. Do you think the fire department has cause for summary dismiss … Read more »

  • Guest Blog: Professor Emeritus Roy Adams on Protecting the Right of College Teachers to StrikeFebruary 13, 2018

     February 13 2018 Professor Emeritus Roy Adams (McMaster) has been a dogged advocate of the movement to treat labour rights as human rights for many years.   His work has been cited regularly by the Supreme Court of Canada, particularly during the recent revisitation by that Court of the scope of Fr … Read more »

  • Solving the Mystery of the Waitress Who Was “Reinstated” for “Not Smiling Enough”February 6, 2018

    A headline in the National Post today proclaims that a waitress fired for “not smiling enough” was reinstated “by court”.  Reminds me of a case I worked on in the 1990s when a  Walmart employee was disciplined for clapping off beat during the mandatory morning Walmart chant. A Quebec Mystery Solved? … Read more »

  • Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Struck Down at Teck CoalFebruary 1, 2018

    Arbitrator Strikes Down Tech Coal’s Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy   February 1 2018 This week, a senior arbitrator in British Columbia ruled that Tech Coal’s random drug and alcohol testing policy violated the collective agreement with the United Steelworkers and ordered the testing to stop. … Read more »

  • I’m Teaching a Weekend Employment Law CourseJanuary 31, 2018

      In a moment of insanity, I agreed to teach a weekend long crash course in Employment Law to help prepare HRM professionals for the new mandatory legal knowledge exams required to obtain the CHRP/CHRL designations.  The course will be held at York University on April 14-15 2019 and will be hosted b … Read more »