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Can an employer be forced to give up copies of internal investigation reports?
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • May 17 2012

A decision a few months ago from Ontario relating to employer investigations has attracted some attention and reminds us of an important issue for employers


“Reasonable notice” required both ways
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • April 23 2012

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a judgment awarding over $20 million in favour of an employer against four former employees who quit in unison on two weeks’ notice


How much federal work do you have to do to come under federal labour jurisdiction?
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada had the first opportunity to assess the constitutional consequences when employees performing federal work do not form a discrete unit and are fully integrated into a core operation that does work falling under provincial jurisdiction


Insuring against disability and loss of life after terminations without just cause
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • March 14 2012

A few recent cases have brought into focus a significant risk for employers facing termination of employees without just cause, especially senior employees who are owed lengthy periods of reasonable notice


S.C.C. frees labour arbitrators from strict legal rules
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2012

In what is a very significant development, the Supreme Court of Canada has freed labour arbitrators from having to follow equitable and common law principles, including estoppel, in the same manner as courts of law


SCC to hear random alcohol testing case
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • March 23 2012

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will hear the trade union appeal of the Irving Pulp and Paper case, which concerned random alcohol testing at a kraft pulp mill in New Brunswick


Suncor's implementation of random testing on hold
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2012

Late yesterday, two of three judges hearing the case in the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to continue the interim injunction preventing Suncor from implementing a random drug and alcohol testing program for its employees in the oilsands


Postal workers must pay for unlawful strike
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

On Monday, an arbitrator awarded Canada Post Corporation damages of approximately $50,000 for an illegal strike by letter carriers that occurred in 2008, first in Edmonton, then in Grande Prairie, and later in Fort McMurray


Absenteeism statistics stimulate debate
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2011

Statistics Canada's Work Absence Rates survey results for 2010 were released in May


Can you discontinue a practice that is more generous than the collective agreement requires?
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2011

We still see attempts by unions to argue that an employer must continue an overpayment, or a generous past practice of some kind, even though it is not required by the collective agreement or it is more generous than the collective agreement requires