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If the punishment fits: The Court of Appeal upholds Ruston v. Keddco Mfg. (2001) Ltd.

Our legal system is designed to implement a stringent appeals process. When an unsuccessful party truly believes that the Court ‘got it wrong,’ either because they wrongly assessed the facts or wrongly applied the law (or in some cases both), they have the power to appeal to a higher court who can review the ruling and issue their own determination, as was the case with Ruston v. Keddco Mfg.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with privacy laws and T4s, pay transparency reporting requirements, and a breach of salary information under the Personal Information Protection Act in Alberta.

 

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OCA upholds ESA related termination clause

In Nemeth v Hatch (2018 ONCA 7), the Court was faced with the following termination clause:

 

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The employee’s responsibility under the “Code”

Accommodation under the “Code” is a bridge where both parties must meet. What happens if a reasonable effort is not made on the part of the applicant?

 

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How to LOSE a union application for certification

The prospect of becoming unionized is unwelcome for many employers. Along with increased costs and workplace rules, an us-vs-them mentality often creeps in making it difficult to manage your business. So how do you deal with a union application for certification?

 

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Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia statutory pay guide

Employment standards laws in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia prescribe minimum overtime pay, minimum statutory holiday pay, minimum vacation pay and minimum wage.

 

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Health and safety: It’s not just physical

Employers have the duty to protect their workers and provide a healthy and safe work environment. Health & safety is about both physical and mental health.

 

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Arbitrator orders nurse who was caught stealing narcotics to be reinstated

Is it a discriminatory practice and potential breach of the Ontario Human Right Code for a nursing home to prohibit nurses from stealing narcotics?

 

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Constructive dismissals – not blank cheque to refuse re-employment

A recent Ontario Superior Court summary judgment decision is a strong reminder that lay-offs are not an automatic contractual right and can trigger a constructive dismissal claim.

 

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Termination clause update: New developments concerning benefit continuation and just cause language

We are not long into 2019 and yet one thing already seems clear – the law concerning employment contract termination clauses will continue to be the focus of a great deal of litigation in Ontario. In just the past few months alone, new decisions from the Superior Court have helped to advance the law and provide further guidance to employers on proper drafting of termination clauses.

 

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Family Day February 18: Which provinces have a day off with pay?

Family Day, Monday, February 18 is celebrated in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the length of the notice period, reasonable grounds for dismissal and mandatory JHSC training moving online.

 

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What’s love got to do with it? Managing office romances

Happy stories of office relationships are not the ones that give Human Resource managers pause or make employment lawyers nervous. Instead, it’s the remaining portion of office romances that pose potential issues and liability for the employer, and the employees.

 

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Review of Ontario human rights damages in 2018: New high watermarks

2018 marks an exceptional year for developments in the Ontario human rights remedies realm.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the the new WSIB mandatory poster, 2019-2020 OHS workplace inspection schedule and the WSIB’s new medical cannabis policy.

 

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