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Firing after employee’s “generalized threat to get legal advice” was not retaliatory
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 11 2016

An employee who was fired approximately one month after he told his employer that he “might get legal help” was not the victim of a reprisal, the


Criminal negligence causing death charge against auto mechanic reinstated by appeal court
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 9 2016

A charge of criminal negligence causing death against an auto mechanic may proceed, the Ontario Court of Appeal has decided, holding that it was


The Final Word on Dependent Contractors
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 5 2016

I wrote last year about the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens (a link to same can be found here:


A first for Alberta - Employer sentenced to corporate probation and community service for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • February 4 2016

In a unique decision, an Alberta employer, Needoba Construction Ltd., which pleaded guilty to the general charge of failing to ensure, as far as it


“Presumptive remedy” for retaliatory discharge under OHSA is reinstatement of employee, OLRB states
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 28 2016

Where an employer fires an employee for raising safety concerns, the employee will generally be entitled to reinstatement, the Ontario Labour


Terminating for Financial Reasons? Don’t Expect the Courts to Help You Out
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

Employers who undertake reductions in force due to financial difficulties should not count on employee notice periods being reduced as a result of


Contractor jailed for 30 days, fined $45,000 after serious asbestos violations
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 19 2016

Every now and then a case comes along to remind us that violators of occupational health and safety legislation can be sent to jail. Mind you, this


Summary of judge’s reasons for giving Kazenelson, “unquestionably a person of good character”, a 3 12 year jail sentence for criminal negligence
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 14 2016

The judge's reasons for sending Metron Construction's project manager, Vadim Kazenelson, to jail for criminal negligence are now available here. In


3 12 years in prison for Metron project manager, Kazenelson, after criminal negligence conviction
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 11 2016

Vadim Kazenelson, the project manager for Metron Construction, was sentenced today to 3 years in prison for criminal negligence. This is the


“Industry standard” is not always appropriate safety precaution, and MOL inspector’s “gut instinct” is not enough to ground compliance order: OLRB
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • January 7 2016

A mining company has won a lengthy dispute with the Ontario Ministry of Labour after satisfying the Ontario Labour Relations Board that the