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A John Hancock and lifting the corp veil

  • Speigel Nichols Fox LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 3 2015

One would think that a signatory to a contract is bound upon signing. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. Did the person sign above or below

Fixed-term employment contracts: risks & best practices

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • April 5 2015

To manage expectations, employers often hire temporary workers under a "fixed-term contract". But including an end date in the employment agreement

Manager was not a “competent person” to conduct harassment violence investigation under Canada Labour Code: court

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • April 7 2015

The Federal Court has held that a manager was not a “competent person” to conduct a workplace harassment investigation under the Canada Labour Code

It’s all in the attitude: insolence & insubordination

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada
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  • March 5 2013

One of the most challenging issues in the workplace is dealing with bad attitude and employees refusing to perform the work for which they were hired

Temporary help agencies and their clients: joint liability coming soon in Ontario

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 6 2015

As reported in our January Communiqué, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act is now in effect. This post serves as a reminder to

Lessons from Germanwings: identifying and managing mental illness in the workplace

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 1 2015

Last week a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed in the French Alps. Prosecutors released shocking evidence from the cockpit voice

Can a director, officer or shareholder be a “common employer”?

  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 2 2015

In a recent decision, the Divisional Court considered whether a director, officer or shareholder of a business may be a "common employer" along with

When can an employer sue an employee for damages?

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 16 2013

Emily Anne Maclean worked in a farmer’s market. On August 1, 2003, she placed eggs on a hot plate to boil in order to make them ready for the next

A sniff too far? Arbitrator rules employer cannot conduct random drug searches using drug sniffing dogs

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • April 1 2015

A Saskatchewan labour arbitrator, Ken Norman, was required to determine whether Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations (“Agrium”) could require employees

New policy guidelines for police information checks in British Columbia

  • Davis LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 31 2015

In the past, when employers in British Columbia requested police information checks on prospective employees, there were no clear guidelines on the