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Direct service providers: a caution
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • May 9 2012

We continue to see a common use of “direct service providers” and other similar contractor arrangements


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


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


Employees Can Be Limited To Employment Standards Code Minimums
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • October 19 2016

A recent unreported decision of Master Wacowich of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has helped to clarify a vital area of employment law in Alberta


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


“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


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


A caution about exposure to “reasonable notice of termination”
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • August 9 2011

Many employers are surprised to hear our estimates of what “reasonable notice of termination of employment” is for employees


Damages for loss of disability insurance coverage: a caution
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2011

An Ontario judge, who is also the author of a respected employment law text, recently issued a judgment that should cause employers great concern and may lead to major changes in how employers approach terminations, especially termination of long-term employees without cause