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Just how much disclosure can a union demand?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

“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

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

Can you discontinue a practice that is more generous than the collective agreement requires?

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 18 2011

We still see attempts by unions to argue that an employer must continue an overpayment, or a generous past practice of some kind, even though it is not required by the collective agreement or it is more generous than the collective agreement requires

A caution about exposure to “reasonable notice of termination”

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

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

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

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

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

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