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Recent changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 27 2014

The highlights of these changes, which now apply throughout Canada except Quebec (with the exception of increased processing fees) are as follows:

Bargaining in bad faith finding upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 24 2014

A very recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision, Canadian Artists' Representation v National Gallery of Canada, considered the parameters of the

Employees’ rights to statutory holidays and annual vacation in Quebec

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 20 2014

In Quebec, employees' rights to statutory holidays and annual vacation are governed by the Act Respecting Labour Standards ("ALS"), which foresees the

Mental health and the workplace: Ontario Human Rights Commission releases new policy on mental health and addiction

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (the Commission) recently released its "Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities

Avoiding blurred lines between temporary workers and employees

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 11 2014

Where agency workers are brought in for temporary assignments, a question may arise in unionized workplaces whether the temporary workers are

Psychological harassment: is Quebec’s employment injury review board also putting an end to the duplication of proceedings?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2014

In the wake of recent decisions by judges and arbitrators holding that there is res judicata between a decision of the Commission des relations du

Only insurers barred from subrogation

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2014

Section 570 of Alberta's Insurance Act eliminates the right of insurers providing income continuation or replacement benefits to subrogate against

A reminder on the duty to bargain in good faith

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2014

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada reminds employers and unions of the importance of the duty to bargain in good faith. In Canadian

The Wal-Mart saga: an employer cannot just close up shop; he will have to justify it too

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 8 2014

In the Supreme Court of Canada's June 27 decision relating to the closing in 2005 of Wal-Mart's unionized store in Jonquière, the Court

Post-termination evidence of dishonesty substantiates just cause

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 4 2014

A recent decision in British Columbia has found post-termination evidence of just cause for dishonesty discovered in an investigation of an employee