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Blurred lines: managers may have right to bargain collectively
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2017

In several jurisdictions across Canada, the issue of the unionisation of managers and supervisors is contentious. In many cases, unionisation is


Termination for off-duty conduct: where is the line?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2017

Employers can discipline and even dismiss employees for off-duty conduct


Owner Gets Three Days in Jail for OHS Offence
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

In every Canadian jurisdiction, an individual can be imprisoned if convicted of an offence under health and safety legislation. However, it has been


Winter Months Cold Temperatures Risk of Cold Stress
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

January and February: the heart of the winter season. While some people eagerly await the cold weather for activities like skiing, snowboarding, ice


Couriers Covered by WSIB Benefits
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

In an important decision (PDF) by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal ("WSIAT"), bicycle and foot couriers have been held to be workers


Alberta Proposes New Anti-Harassment Legislation
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

A proposed change to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation aimed at preventing and punishing workplace harassment and bullying


Clarification to Regulation 834 Re: “Critical Injuries”
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Labour ("MOL") recently announced clarifications to the definitions of clauses (d) and (e) of Regulation 834. While the


The AODA: 2017 Deadlines
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005 and applies to all levels of government, non-profit


Higher Potential Penalty Affects Negotiating Ability
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

When the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) was amended at the end of 2015, the maximum penalty for employers was increased from $100,000 to


Can A Workplace Policy in and of Itself Constitute Harassment? The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 16 2017

There is no doubt that ink will continue to spill on the notion of workplace harassment, especially as it relates to an employer's right to manage its