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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


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

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


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


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


Supreme Court narrows the constitutional protection of collective bargaining
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2011

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued its long-awaited decision in the Fraser appeal, and 8 of the 9 judges seemed to have no difficulty concluding that the Ontario Court of Appeal was wrong


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


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


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


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


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