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Direct service providers: a caution

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 9 2012

We continue to see a common use of “direct service providers” and other similar contractor arrangements

A caution about exposure to “reasonable notice of termination”

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • August 9 2011

Many employers are surprised to hear our estimates of what “reasonable notice of termination of employment” is for employees

Postal workers must pay for unlawful strike

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 2 2011

On Monday, an arbitrator awarded Canada Post Corporation damages of approximately $50,000 for an illegal strike by letter carriers that occurred in 2008, first in Edmonton, then in Grande Prairie, and later in Fort McMurray

Just how much disclosure can a union demand?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • April 4 2011

Recently, it has started to feel as though unions all went to a training school which gave them a template to make production demands at the start of bargaining

Supreme Court narrows the constitutional protection of collective bargaining

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

Courts showing greater willingness to strike down restrictive covenants

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 11 2011

A recent unanimous decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal should make some employers nervous about whether their standard restrictive covenants will be enforceable against departing employees

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

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

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

Absenteeism statistics stimulate debate

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 7 2011

Statistics Canada's Work Absence Rates survey results for 2010 were released in May