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Tackling Mental Health in the Workplace: Management’s 5 Key Responsibilities
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

The statistics pertaining to mental health issues in the workplace are staggering. The Canadian Mental Health Association has published mental health

Yes Your Employees May Be Legally Entitled To Time Off Work To Watch Their Kids, Even If They Give You No Advance Notice
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

We recently came across this new Ontario human rights decision in the course of advising an Alberta employer on an employee child care issue. There

Work Life Balance: Do Employers Have a Duty to Accommodate?
  • Langlois Lawyers LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2016

For several years now, employers in Quebec have had access to an increasingly qualified labour force, made up primarily of individuals between the

Franchisors - Are you at risk of joint employer status in Canada?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 12 2016

A finding of joint employer status, where a franchisor is found to be the joint or co-employer of its franchisees’ employees, is arguably the most

It’s all in the attitude: insolence & insubordination
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • March 5 2013

One of the most challenging issues in the workplace is dealing with bad attitude and employees refusing to perform the work for which they were hired

When can an employer sue an employee for damages?
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • January 16 2013

Emily Anne Maclean worked in a farmer’s market. On August 1, 2003, she placed eggs on a hot plate to boil in order to make them ready for the next

The Smell Of Freshly-Terminated Staff Hung In The Office Air
  • FisherBroyles
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

Is bullying the same as sexual harassment? Is sexual harassment a form of bullying? Or vice versa? Is there a difference? It does not occur often

Internal Investigations and Privilege: A Redux
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • May 17 2016

An internal investigation into a workplace accident was privileged, and thus protected from disclosure, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently

One Strike: You’re Out!
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

Theft of merchandise by employees continues to be a recurring and costly problem for Canadian employers. The courts, however, do acknowledge the

Joining the BYOD party? Have fun, but be safe!
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 11 2016

Almost everyone in Canada is using a smart phone. Recent statistics tell us that more than 80 of 18-34 year olds are using smart phones. For each