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“Reasonable notice” required both ways

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

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a judgment awarding over $20 million in favour of an employer against four former employees who quit in unison on two weeks’ notice

Just how much disclosure can a union demand?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • 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

Direct service providers: a caution

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 9 2012

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

Can an employer be forced to give up copies of internal investigation reports?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 17 2012

A decision a few months ago from Ontario relating to employer investigations has attracted some attention and reminds us of an important issue for employers

Minimum wage increases in Alberta

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

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

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

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

Suncor's implementation of random testing on hold

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 29 2012

Late yesterday, two of three judges hearing the case in the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to continue the interim injunction preventing Suncor from implementing a random drug and alcohol testing program for its employees in the oilsands

SCC to hear random alcohol testing case

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

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