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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


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


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


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


More support for random testing
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • July 22 2011

This week, in the latest case on drugalcohol testing, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal issued a decision upholding random alcohol testing at an Irving Oil refinery


Courts showing greater willingness to strike down restrictive covenants
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • July 11 2011

A recent unanimous decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal should make some employers nervous about whether their standard restrictive covenants will be enforceable against departing employees


Just how much disclosure can a union demand?
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • April 4 2011

Recently, it has started to feel as though unions all went to a training school which gave them a template to make production demands at the start of bargaining


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


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


Minimum wage increases in Alberta
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • August 29 2011

Effective September 1, the statutory minimum wage will be increasing in Alberta