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From the desk of the HR manager, June 2014

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 15 2014

Regular attendance is key to maintaining a successful, productive organization. A full-time job cannot be performed by a part-time employee. An

When is it unlawful for a retailer to shut down a store?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 11 2014

Many retailers in Canada and across the United States have been following the long-running saga of North America's first unionized Wal-Mart, which

Getting in the spirit BC brings new liquor laws into force

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2014

On June 20, 2014, the B.C. Government announced a host of new liquor laws that will be of interest to B.C. Employers. Regulations that came into

Nine years too late, Wal-Mart’s first unionized employees win at the highest court

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2014

The saga of North America's first unionized Wal-Mart has taken a significant turn in favour of its former employees, nine years after they lost their

Wal-Mart will have to compensate the former employees of its Jonquière establishment

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 8 2014

On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Wal-Mart will have to compensate the former employees of its Jonquière establishment

Ontario Court of Appeal puts the “reasonable” back into “reasonable notice”

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 3 2014

Determining the actual notice period an employee is entitled to upon termination is often a frustrating exercise for employers. This is especially

Employer’s potential liability in class action for employee’s breach of privacy a good reminder for all

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 25 2014

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice highlights the increasing focus on (and potential liability arising from) customers' and

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases new policy on mental health disabilities and addictions

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 24 2014

On April 16th, we reported on a new policy published by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the Commission) entitled Policy on Preventing

Proactive monitoring: lack of employee oversight leads to the certification of the first privacy class action based on the novel tort of “intrusion upon seclusion”

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 23 2014

On June 6, 2014, the Ontario Superior Court certified the first privacy class action based on the novel tort of "intrusion upon seclusion"

Saskatchewan: new hotbed of labour law?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 11 2014

With brand new labour and employment legislation, and a major case before the Supreme Court of Canada, Saskatchewan seems to be the current 'centre