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The termination clause as a ticking time bomb: is the court changing its approach?

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 28 2015

To the chagrin of many employers, the courts have made the drafting and enforcement of termination provisions in an employment contract challenging

Google: not a replacement for individualized accommodation

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 26 2015

It may be convenient and easy to use, but you cannot find the answer to everything on the Internet. As one employer recently learned, Google

Changing definitions of “worker” under health and safety laws

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 19 2015

On November 20, 2014, the StrongerWorkplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 came into effect in Ontario. It broadened the definition of "worker"

Dangerous driving: employer liable for unauthorized use of company vehicle

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 8 2015

It is well understood that employers may be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees when the employees are acting within the scope of

Contractual language rules: commissions during the notice period

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • January 5 2015

In Sciancamerli v. Comtech (Communication Technologies) Ltd., 2014 BCSC 2140 (PDF), the plaintiff, a specialized salesperson, was terminated without

Ensuring long term disability insurance the HR space

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 30 2014

In addition to workers' compensation and the disability benefits provided under other government programs, Canadian employers may choose to provide

Grievor’s exaggeration of medical symptoms leads to her dismissal

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 30 2014

As one grievor recently learned, exaggerating medical symptoms in order to avoid a return to work can be cause for dismissal. This was the finding

Purchaser of bankrupt business acquires golden parachute liability

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 18 2014

In a recent decision, Aéro-Photo (1961) Inc. c. Raymond, the Court of Appeal of Quebec concluded that the purchaser of all the assets of a business

Labour Relation Amendment Act, 2014

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 15 2014

It has been reported that the Labour Relation Amendment Act ("LRA Act"), 2014 will come into effect on 1 January 2015. Employers using certain

A face for radio? Employment law lessons from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 11 2014

Over the last month, the Canadian news media has devoted significant time to covering the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. Aside from the celebrity gossip