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Initial step to $15hour minimum wage revealed
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2015

On May 29, 2015, the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour issued astatement criticizing the existing formula for minimum wage increases


Lessons from the Saanich spyware fiasco and new privacy laws to be aware of
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 26 2015

In our current information age, security over electronic information and protection against unauthorized access is foundational to employers'


Employers must “trust” employees to account for mitigation earnings during notice period
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

A typical wrongful dismissal case (where cause is not an issue) generally involves two legal issues. First, how much reasonable notice of termination


Brace yourself, more changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws likely to come
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2015

Consultations are now underway as part of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s (“MOL”) Changing Workplaces Review. Announced in February, the MOL has


Context is key: new trial for dismissed CIBC employee
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2015

Previously, we posted here on the case of the CIBC employee who had been dismissed for using her personal account to complete a wire transfer for a


Mass termination provisions in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 8 2015

We have been advising frequently on this topic lately for our Western Canadian clients. When planning a restructuring, it is easy for an employer to


Delinquency gone viral: addressing employee misconduct
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2015

The appeal (and risk) of social media is the speed of communication and the ease of wide-spread distribution by recipients. We have moved well past


Human Rights Tribunal sanctions employee for withdrawing human rights complaint at last second
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2015

Human rights applications can be frustrating for employers. As even frivolous cases must usually go to a hearing in order to be dismissed, employers


E-cigarettes in the workplace
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2015

The use of electronic cigarettes ("ecigarettes") in public places and in the workplace has given rise to numerous debates. Indeed, the legislative


Service Canada just called do I have to respond?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2015

When just cause is alleged as the basis for terminating an employee's employment, employers are often contacted by Service Canada seeking more