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Pandemic planning

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 17 2011

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by an influenza virus

Changes to drug testing thresholds

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 27 2010

If your company has an alcohol and drug testing policy, you need to be aware of changes which are being implemented to drug testing standards specified by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) (and followed by Canadian testing laboratories) effective October 1, 2010

Employer alert on “swine flu”

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • May 1 2009

The confirmation that the contagion, "swine flu", is present in Canada, raises potential issues about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees

This week at the SCC

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 2 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada released one decision this week of interest to Canadian businesses and professions

Section 56 of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases is ruled unconstitutional

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • August 9 2010

On March 16, 2010, Commissioner Richard Hudon of the Commission des lésions professionnelles declared that section 56 of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases is inoperative because, in his view, it discriminates on the basis of age, contrary to both the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Quebec government introduces organ donor leaves

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 2 2010

The Quebec government has introduced Bill 125, An Act to facilitate organ and tissue donation

Get your jab! British Columbia Government imposes flu vaccination requirement for health workers

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • August 29 2012

In hopes of driving up immunization rates among BC health care workers, the Government of British Columbia is imposing strict flu-season requirements on workers who come into contact with patients at publicly-funded health care facilities or in the community

Chatham Kent (Municipality) v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW Canada), Local 127 (Clarke Grievance), 2007 O.L.A.A. No. 135 (“Chatham Kent”)

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • May 11 2011

In ChathamKent, the employer terminated the employment of Jessica Clarke ("Clarke") for breach of the confidentiality agreement, insubordination, and conduct unbefitting a personal caregiver at the home for the aged where she worked

Thinking of hiring a live-in nanny? Here’s what you need to know

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 11 2012

Canada is facing a shortage of live-in caregivers

Arbitrator finds hospital did not take too long to accommodate

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 23 2012

Even though the legal principles governing the duty to accommodate disability are well established, applying them in practice continues to be a challenge for employers