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Case note: employing entities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • February 26 2015

An Ontario arbitrator found that an employment agency was the true employer of agency employees brought in to perform sanitation work after the

Collective consultation on redundancy what obligations do employers have?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 25 2015

In the province of Québec, the concept of “redundancy” shall be understood as terminations of employment or layoffs (individual or collective), all

Case note: duty to accommodate

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 24 2015

An employer’s breach of its procedural duty to accommodate was a significant factor in the decision to uphold a human rights application in Sears v

Settlements invalidated by dishonesty or breach of conditions

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 20 2015

Two recent Ontario decisions show how employee conduct and violation of settlement terms can invalidate such agreements and give a basis for

Case note: importance of consistency

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 19 2015

In Direct Energy Marketing Limited and Unifor, Local 975, 2014 CanLII 657, an arbitrator refused to depart from a prior arbitral award despite his

Supreme Court ushers in new era of constitutional protection for labour rights

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 18 2015

In the first month of 2015 Canada's highest court handed down three landmark decisions drawing connections between collective bargaining, the right

Case note: class actions in session

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 17 2015

An Ontario Superior Court Justice certified a class action on behalf of 521 former employees of a call centre operated by the defendants in Brigaitis

Termination for Facebook post upheld by arbitrator despite absence of social media policy

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 14 2015

The recent decision of United Steelworkers of America, Local 9548 v Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc, 2014 CanLII 26445 (ON LA) provides an example of how a

Case note: on off-the-clock overtime class actions

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 10 2015

In August 2014, an Ontario judge approved the proposed settlement in Fulawka v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, a case we have been tracking since its

Federal employers can dismiss without cause, says Federal Court of Appeal

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 9 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal in Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Limited1 (Wilson v AECL) has confirmed the ability of federally regulated employers