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Court of Appeal affirms employee has no duty to mitigate contractual severance

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 5 2014

Many employers attempt to define an employee’s right to compensation upon dismissal by having clear, enforceable termination provisions in their

Ontario Government makes major changes to workplace laws

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

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, has received royal assent and is now the law. As we have previously reported, this

How not to deal with executive compensation

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

The following is a story of executive compensation gone awry. In 2003, Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (UBS), a public company listed on the TSX

Supreme Court of Canada gives quick win to BCTF on parental benefits

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 27 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada recently made a rare oral ruling from the bench, giving the B.C. Teachers' Federation ("BCTF") a quick win in their

Holiday parties keep the season jolly

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 20 2014

Our colleague in Toronto, Melissa Kennedy, recently posted about the joys and legal perils of workplace holiday parties. Her post is an excellent

New “super union” on the block

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 18 2014

Since Unifor was created from the merger of Canadian Auto Workers and Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union last year, another merger of

From the desk of the HR manager, November 2014

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 18 2014

With the holiday season fast approaching, many organizations are in the midst of planning their annual holiday parties, meant to recognize the

Time off to vote in municipal elections?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 12 2014

Are employers obligated to give employees time off to vote in the general local elections this Saturday, November 15? The short answer is no. Unlike

OH&S month part 4: the loneliest number? Regulations for employees working alone

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

Many employees work alone or in isolation, whether from time to time or as a regular part of their work. In addition to an employer's general

Alberta government invites feedback on proposed changes to Occupational Health and Safety Code

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 4 2014

Proposed changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Code (Code) are now available for viewing and feedback here. The Code applies to most