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From the desk of the HR manager, May 2014
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2014

The Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes May 5th through 11th each year as Mental Health Week in Canada. The impact of psychological

Recent decision: how pre-hiring medical examinations should be conducted
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • August 13 2013

In a recent case, the decision for which was rendered in April 2013, the Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de Loto-Québec (CSN) (the

New mental health safety standard may impact employers’ duties related to employee mental health
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 4 2013

Recent studies have shown that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and that mental health is the number one

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases report on mental health and addiction consultation
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 14 2012

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its report entitled Minds that matter: Report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions

Saskatchewan Labour Arbitrator rules that employers are not required to provide sick leave benefits immediately upon receipt of a doctor’s note
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 26 2014

On March 10, 2014, Saskatchewan Labour Arbitrator Daniel Ish decided a policy grievance relating to the management of Saskatchewan

Wright v. College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee) 2012 ABCA 267
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • April 1 2013

In the November 6, 2012 edition of Perspectives for the Professions we reported on the decision of the Court of Appeal referenced above. In this case

No compensation for loss of employment due to an occupational injury
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • April 30 2008

In a January 28, 2008 decision, the "Tribunal d'arbitrage" dismissed a grievance by an employee who was claiming compensation for the loss of his employment owing to his inability to work because of an occupational injury

Common employers in class actions
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • February 13 2014

In mid-December, Justice Paul Perell released an interesting decision involving wage claims made by post-doctoral fellows at Sunnybrook Hospital

Changes to drug testing thresholds
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • September 27 2010

If your company has an alcohol and drug testing policy, you need to be aware of changes which are being implemented to drug testing standards specified by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) (and followed by Canadian testing laboratories) effective October 1, 2010

Employee dismissed for incomplete medical disclosure prior to hiring
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • December 19 2011

Although the employee acted in good faith and did not voluntarily try to mislead her future employer by not revealing certain aspects of her medical history, the arbitrator in Association des policières et policiers provinciaux du Québec et Sûreté du Québec (K.T.) confirmed the employee’s dismissal on the grounds of vitiated of consent in the formation of the employment contract