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The BC Court of Appeal takes a narrow view of the Supreme Court of Canada's New Labour Trilogy
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2015

In a recent post, we reported on the Supreme Court of Canada's "New Labour Trilogy," a set of three landmark constitutional law decisions released in


High cost of childcare entitles single mother to day shifts
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 4 2015

The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench was recently called upon to determine whether an arbitrator was right in holding that an employer discriminated


Do you suspect your employees are sleeping at work? A Quebec arbitrator holds you have the right to film them
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2015

In Unifor Québec et Moulage sous pression AMT Inc., a grievance arbitrator in Quebec confirmed that the employer had the right to temporarily film


Not all relapses are created equal
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2015

As part of a Rehabilitation program, employers often enter into last chance agreements with employees suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction


Occupational health & safety due diligence defence alive and well
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

Most employers across the country are aware that the defence of due diligence may allow them to avoid a conviction under occupational health and


Employment contracts, termination clauses and itchy trigger fingers
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2015

Most employment lawyers acting for employers recommend that employers use employment contracts to govern the employee's relationship with the


Unfixing a fixed-term contract
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2015

As employers prepare to hire students or short-term employees for the summer, they should take note of the recent decision in Howard v. Benson (PDF


Settling up: the need for specificity in employee releases
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 25 2015

An employer would be forgiven for thinking that a release of liability related to employment would protect them from all future claims by that


Lower threshold for mental distress damages where cause allegation unsuccessful?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 23 2015

A recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court considered a claim for damages for mental distress in the context of a termination for cause


Capital perspectives - Summer 2015
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 22 2015

As an employer, you can take action against employees for off-duty activities that violate the law. Arbitrators, courts and tribunals have upheld