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DECEs are instructional support staff

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 30 2012

In a February 2012 decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the OLRB determined that Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE) working for the District School Board of Niagara (School Board) were part of a pre-existing Canadian Union of Public Employees’ (CUPE) bargaining unit covering instructional support staff

Safety misconduct and just cause

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 16 2012

The case of Barton v. Rona Ontario Inc. raises the issue of dismissal for cause based upon employee misconduct relating to a serious safety violation

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: will your organization be ready?

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 18 2011

On January 1, 2012, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (the “Customer Service Regulation”) made pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) will apply to all private sector organizations in Ontario with one or more employees that provide goods and services to the general public or to other businesses

Tax aspects of managing terminations in turbulent times

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 9 2009

From a tax perspective, the principal concern when an employment termination matter is resolved is whether the appropriate withholding has been made from the settlement amounts

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: getting ready for January 1, 2012

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 14 2011

In 2005, the Ontario government enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Let there be wheat: labour standards for farm employees

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 10 2012

Saskatchewan has long been synonymous with farming

Bill 168 changes the assessment of workplace violence

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 30 2012

In a recent arbitration decision upholding a termination, an arbitrator held that Bill 168, which amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act, revises the assessment of workplace violence

Will a company in Québec still be allowed to close without having to pay damages to its employees after the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart?

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 20 2010

On November 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Québec Court of Appeal’s decision holding that sections 15 to 17 of the Labour Code of Québec ("Code") were not applicable where a company decided to close down permanently

Discipline without union representation may be void

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 30 2013

An Ontario labour arbitrator has reinstated an employee of an armoured truck company whose violation of company policy resulted in the loss of a

Case confirms that attendance management programs are not discriminatory

  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 7 2009

Attendance management programs are a common vehicle used by employers to deal with employees with chronic absenteeism problems