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Court of Appeal affirms employee has no duty to mitigate contractual severance

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 5 2014

Many employers attempt to define an employee’s right to compensation upon dismissal by having clear, enforceable termination provisions in their

New “super union” on the block

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 18 2014

Since Unifor was created from the merger of Canadian Auto Workers and Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union last year, another merger of

OH&S month part 3: annual review of your bullying and harassment policies

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 4 2014

The deadline for compliance with WorkSafeBC's bullying and harassment policies was last November 1, 2013. We'd like to remind all BC employers that

No anonymity for grievors

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 3 2014

The Labour Relations Board has upheld BC Arbitrator Stan Lanyon's decision in Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. v. United Food and Commercial Workers

What do your policies say about termination?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 9 2014

and does it matter? By Donovan Plomp Many employers have policies about termination, and specifically about what an employee is entitled to

Age and performance management

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 23 2014

If you are going to lay off older workers while hiring younger ones in the same category, you better have a good explanation. That's essentially what

Grievor to be identified again - no general rule to anonymize names

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 14 2013

Another Arbitrator in BC has decided against a general rule of anonymizing the names of grievors and witnesses in labour arbitration awards. The

Criminal consequence of safety violations

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2013

In R. v. Metron Construction Corp., the Ontario Court of Appeal dramatically increased a fine imposed on the defendant Metron following its guilty

Grievor’s name to be published

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 31 2013

A BC arbitrator recently held that a grievor is not entitled to have her name withheld from publication in an arbitration decision involving her

No double recovery by employee

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 9 2013

A British Columbia employer has won a case to avoid double recovery of Employment Standards and wrongful dismissal damages. The decision in Roy v