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No drug or alcohol testing after employee hits parked car

Canada - February 1 2016 A recent arbitration award in Ontario addresses post-incident breathalyzer alcohol and urine drug tests in a safety sensitive workplace. In Jacobs

Ontario Court recognizes existence of new "revenge porn" privacy tort

Canada - January 28 2016 Stinson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a landmark decision explicitly recognizing that the public disclosure of private images

Workplace Violence Under Federal Law: The Employer's Duty To Appoint A Competent Person To Investigate

Canada - February 1 2016 On November 30, 2015, the Federal Court of Appeal released an important judgment regarding the duty of federally-regulated employers to appoint a

Summary Judgment: Approaches to Mitigation Where Judgment is Granted Prior to the Expiry of the Reasonable Notice Period

Canada - February 1 2016 Since the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, summary judgment has been increasingly used as a quicker and more affordable

From the Courts

Canada - January 29 2016 The plaintiffs were amongst several investors who lost money in corporations promoted by individuals who had been the subject of proceedings by the

Application to vary the ownership of patent granted where assignor inadvertently assigned rights to Gray Automotive Products, Inc., as opposed to Gray Automotive Products Co.

Canada - February 4 2016 The Federal Court granted an application under section 52 of the Patent Act to vary all entries of the Patent Office relating to the ownership of

Update on Physician-Assisted Death: Superior Court Issues Practice Direction with Requirements for Bringing an Application

Canada - February 4 2016 On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Attorney General a further four month extension of the suspension of invalidity of the

Violation of Workplace Safety Can Lead to Jail Time

Canada - February 1 2016 On January 11, 2016, Vadim Kazenelson was sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment after having been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and

No drug or alcohol testing after employee hits parked car

Canada - February 1 2016 A recent arbitration award in Ontario addresses post-incident breathalyzer alcohol and urine drug tests in a safety sensitive workplace. In Jacobs

Summary Judgment: Approaches to Mitigation Where Judgment is Granted Prior to the Expiry of the Reasonable Notice Period

Canada - February 1 2016 Since the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, summary judgment has been increasingly used as a quicker and more affordable