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The obligation to provide Personal Protective Equipment what if no “appropriate PPE” exists?

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 10 2009

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Justice adds an interesting clarification to the duties of an employer to provide Personal Protective Equipment

Federal government eliminates mandatory retirement

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 6 2012

Mandatory retirement will be outlawed in the federal sector (except where an employer can establish that the rule is a bona fide occupational requirement) as of December 15, 2012

WEPPA priority for “wages”

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 20 2009

Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. obtained protection under the CCAA and PriceWaterhouseCooper was its monitor

Soost v. Merrill Lynch Canada Inc: welcome judicial restraint exercised in the analysis of wrongful dismissal damages

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 21 2011

There has been considerable uncertainty as to the circumstances in which a Court will award aggravated or punitive damages in respect of the dismissal of an employee

Alberta employer faces stiff penalty for workplace death

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 14 2013

On October 31, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench issued a large fine against an employer under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Alberta’s new labour laws raise constitutional questions

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 9 2013

Critics claim two new Alberta labour laws infringe the constitutional rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association. A review of both

Failure to pay annual bonus may be constructive dismissal

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 11 2013

In Piron v. Dominion Masonry Ltd., 2013 BCCA 184 (CanLii), the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that an employer's failure to pay a large annual

Liability for harassment of transsexual woman

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 4 2012

Recent amendments to the Human Rights Code (Ontario) added to the protected grounds of discrimination both gender expression and gender identity

The Alberta Court of Appeal weighs in on restrictive covenants

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 20 2012

Late in 2011, the Alberta Court of Appeal considered the enforceability of restrictive covenants

Focusing on the next generation: age discrimination?

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • October 1 2012

Discrimination in the workplace is unfortunately more common than one might expect and may be based on the age of a senior employee and the desire to promote younger employees