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Rare costs award at BC Human Rights Tribunal for improper conduct

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

Teachers’ strike: what does it mean for your workplace?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 29 2014

While talks continue, there is no immediate end in sight for the ongoing teachers' strike. For employees with school-age children, this may mean

Reassignment of CN employee a constructive dismissal

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 21 2014

A BC employee has successfully asserted a claim for constructive dismissal after being reassigned to a new position. Younger v. Canadian National

New rule of thumb: 6 months’ pay per year of service?

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

So much for the rule of thumb that an employee should receive one month of notice for every year of service. The Toronto Star has reported on a

Have your say on BC’s private sector privacy legislation

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 15 2014

Since it came into force in 2004, British Columbia's private sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection Act, has had a

Update on overtime class actions in Canada

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 14 2014

Canadian employers have been watching a series of class action claims, with employees claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime

The Supreme Court rules on the employer’s obligations when an employee gives notice of termination

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 14 2014

On July 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal in Asphalte Desjardins Inc. and Commission des