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Ontario taking steps to implement GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals), amend WHMIS requirements

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • November 20 2014

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing amendments to safety laws as part of a broader national and international initiative to implement the

Holiday pay test cases

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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 17 2014

There have been a number of cases over the last few years concerning the calculation of holiday pay. In Williams and others v. British Airways plc

Employment law round-up- November 2014

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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 13 2014

In this issue, we look first at the landmark EAT case on holiday pay which attracted a lot of TV and press attention earlier this month. Our Autumn

Failing to correct hazards, pay OSHA fines gets U.S. business owner taken into custody

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  • USA
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  • November 11 2014

An Illinois business owner has been taken into custody after his business failed to correct serious trenching hazards and pay Occupational Safety and

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy news - November 2014 (International French)

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  • France
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  • November 11 2014

Le 19 septembre 2014, le tribunal de commerce de Nanterre a ouvert la toute première procédure de sauvegarde accélérée au bénéfice de H.A.M.A.C, la

Court considers safety, fatigue of replacement workers in granting picketing injunction

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  • Canada
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  • October 23 2014

A British Columbia judge has considered an employer's concerns for the safety of replacement workers, in granting an injunction against picketing

Occupiers' liability - McCarthy v. Marks & Spencer plc 2014 EWHC 3183

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 20 2014

The claimants' employee died from mesothelioma attributable to asbestos dust. He worked for a family company whose business was shopfitting. His job

Trucker who punched customer in the mouth was fired for cause

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • October 14 2014

One would think it self-evident that employees who punch a customer's employee in the face may be dismissed for just cause. But it took an appeal for

Worker who spread rumour that MOL inspector “paid off” by company, and that company was closing, was fired for cause

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2014

A worker who contacted a Ministry of Labour inspector with safety concerns but didn’t get the answer he wanted, and then spread rumours that the MOL

Ownerdeveloper was not responsible for civil damages sustained in a workplace incident 20 years ago

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  • Canada
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  • October 6 2014

Over 20 years after a workplace incident that seriously injured a worker, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has dismissed the worker's civil action