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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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