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Case note: jurisdiction of employment agreement considered

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

An Ontario court held in Christmas v Fort McKay First Nation, 2014 ONSC 373 that it had no jurisdiction over a wrongful dismissal claim arising out of

Case note: class action for post-retirement health benefit to proceed

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 12 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the right of former employees to pursue a class action against their former employer after the employer

Work-life balance: Quebec employers under no obligation to modify employees’ regular work hours

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 6 2015

In a decision handed down on January 20, 2015, Quebec's labour board, the Commission des relations du travail (CRT), reiterated that employers are

Federally regulated employers can now terminate without just cause

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 5 2015

The recent Federal Court of Appeal decision in Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Limited addressed the long-standing question of whether federally

Employment vs. vocation: is a priest an employee?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 4 2015

A specialized tribunal in Quebec recently decided in Dubois v. Diocèse de Trois-Rivières1 that a parish priest was neither in the employment of the

Case note: Robinson v Edmonton (City), 2014 ABQB 29

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 3 2015

An Alberta court dismissed a complainant’s appeal of a human rights tribunal decision in Robinson v Edmonton (City), 2014 ABQB 29. The complainant, a

Case note: employing entities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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
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  • 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