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Suncor's implementation of random testing on hold

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 29 2012

Late yesterday, two of three judges hearing the case in the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to continue the interim injunction preventing Suncor from implementing a random drug and alcohol testing program for its employees in the oilsands

D.A.R.R.P.P. begins

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 20 2012

An interesting pilot project to evaluate random drug and alcohol testing has commenced with several owners and employers

Did you commit to more in your collective agreement than your insurance covers?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 6 2012

Collective agreements often provide summaries of benefit coverage and that is usually with the intention of merely describing what the insurance plan provides

How much federal work do you have to do to come under federal labour jurisdiction?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 18 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada had the first opportunity to assess the constitutional consequences when employees performing federal work do not form a discrete unit and are fully integrated into a core operation that does work falling under provincial jurisdiction

Can an employer be forced to give up copies of internal investigation reports?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 17 2012

A decision a few months ago from Ontario relating to employer investigations has attracted some attention and reminds us of an important issue for employers

Direct service providers: a caution

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 9 2012

We continue to see a common use of “direct service providers” and other similar contractor arrangements

“Reasonable notice” required both ways

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 23 2012

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a judgment awarding over $20 million in favour of an employer against four former employees who quit in unison on two weeks’ notice

SCC to hear random alcohol testing case

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 23 2012

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear the trade union appeal of the Irving Pulp and Paper case, which concerned random alcohol testing at a kraft pulp mill in New Brunswick

Insuring against disability and loss of life after terminations without just cause

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 14 2012

A few recent cases have brought into focus a significant risk for employers facing termination of employees without just cause, especially senior employees who are owed lengthy periods of reasonable notice

S.C.C. frees labour arbitrators from strict legal rules

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 5 2012

In what is a very significant development, the Supreme Court of Canada has freed labour arbitrators from having to follow equitable and common law principles, including estoppel, in the same manner as courts of law