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How much federal work do you have to do to come under federal labour jurisdiction?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 18 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada had the first opportunity to assess the constitutional consequences when employees performing federal work do not form a discrete unit and are fully integrated into a core operation that does work falling under provincial jurisdiction

Supreme Court narrows the constitutional protection of collective bargaining

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 2 2011

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued its long-awaited decision in the Fraser appeal, and 8 of the 9 judges seemed to have no difficulty concluding that the Ontario Court of Appeal was wrong

Damages for loss of disability insurance coverage: a caution

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 20 2011

An Ontario judge, who is also the author of a respected employment law text, recently issued a judgment that should cause employers great concern and may lead to major changes in how employers approach terminations, especially termination of long-term employees without cause

Employer generosity remains unbinding

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 29 2011

Employers often do things that are, either accidentally or deliberately, more generous than what a collective agreement requires them to do

Minimum wage increases in Alberta

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 29 2011

Effective September 1, the statutory minimum wage will be increasing in Alberta

Insuring against disability and loss of life after terminations without just cause

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 14 2012

A few recent cases have brought into focus a significant risk for employers facing termination of employees without just cause, especially senior employees who are owed lengthy periods of reasonable notice

SCC to hear random alcohol testing case

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • March 23 2012

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear the trade union appeal of the Irving Pulp and Paper case, which concerned random alcohol testing at a kraft pulp mill in New Brunswick

S.C.C. frees labour arbitrators from strict legal rules

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 5 2012

In what is a very significant development, the Supreme Court of Canada has freed labour arbitrators from having to follow equitable and common law principles, including estoppel, in the same manner as courts of law

More support for random testing

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 22 2011

This week, in the latest case on drugalcohol testing, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal issued a decision upholding random alcohol testing at an Irving Oil refinery

D.A.R.R.P.P. begins

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 20 2012

An interesting pilot project to evaluate random drug and alcohol testing has commenced with several owners and employers