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Introducing occupational health & safety month!

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • October 16 2014

This month, we introduce a new series focusing on occupational health and safety ("OH&S") issues to help employers ensure health and safety in the

Dead again: Court of Appeal makes clear that certification of misclassification overtime class actions remains as hard as ever

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 14 2014

Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Brown v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, upholding the Divisional Court's

How not to fill a labour shortage

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

Since we last posted about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program ("TWFP") here and here, the federal government has, in the face of political

Comply with the AODA or pay the piper

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • October 7 2014

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "AODA") is an Ontario law whose purpose is to develop, implement and enforce

Preliminary dismissal of meritless case: a second message of encouragement from the Supreme Court

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • October 2 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released an important decision regarding the preliminary dismissal of cases, this time through the doctrine of

Ministry of Labour goes after unpaid internships

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 30 2014

Lately, unpaid interns have been on the Ministry of Labour's radar. In June 2013 a policy statement was published which reminded employers that most

Rare costs award at BC Human Rights Tribunal for improper conduct

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 19 2014

Despite an employer's legitimate basis for terminating an employee's employment, it will often find itself a respondent to a human rights complaint

Ministry of Labour “rings up” $240,000 from retail inspection blitz

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2014

A Ministry of Labour ("Ministry") inspection is never a pleasant experience for employers. Ministry inspectors have very broad powers to enter the

From the desk of the HR manager, August 2014

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 2 2014

Illness related absences can significantly impact an organization's productivity and be quite costly as a result. In 2011, Canadians took an average

When does an employer own copyright in a photograph made by an employee?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 2 2014

An employee takes a photograph of a customer on the employer's premises. The employee has a signed employment agreement which states that all