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Ontario Civic Holiday: the holiday that isn’t..
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2015

The upcoming Civic Holiday is celebrated on Monday, August 3 in Ontario. The holiday, which was created in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first


Ontario Human Rights Tribunal awards unprecedented damages for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2015

In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the Tribunal) awarded unprecedented damages for injury to dignity, feelings and


Case note: employer refusal to substitute non-Sunday work hours upheld
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2015

In Farinha v Highland Farms Inc, 2014 CanLII 17466, the Ontario Labour Relations Board upheld an employment standards officer’s ruling that an


Employers in safety-sensitive workplaces may discipline employees for failure to disclose their drug addictions
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • July 22 2015

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that employers can control the safety risks related to drug and alcohol use in the workplace by


Ontario Court of Appeal rules on interaction between Human Rights Code & Federal Charter of Rights
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2015

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently upheld a decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal which discussed the interaction of the Canadian


La cour d’appel renverse le courant majoritaire de la commission des lésions professionnelles : l’obligation d’accommodement s’applique en matière de lésions professionnelles
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2015

Dans une décision rendue le 15 juin 2015, la Cour d’appel renverse le courant majoritaire dans les décisions de la Commission des lésions


Seniority reset: BC Court of Appeal rules on seniority in an asset purchase agreement
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 13 2015

A recent case out of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia has confirmed that where a business is not sold as a going concern, an employee’s years


Case note: changes to the Canada Labour Code
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 9 2015

Changes to the Canada Labour Code took effect. Among the changes are a new 6-month limitation period for filing a claim for unpaid wages and a cap on


Québec: what protection from discrimination do employees have on the grounds of sexual orientation?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2015

Canada and particularly the province of Quebec are generally known to be "friendly" towards the rights of the LGBT community, including within the


Arguing constructive dismissal? Ontario Labour Relations Board sets high threshold for employees
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 6 2015

A decision released last week from the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the "Board") has re-emphasized the high threshold required to find that the