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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


D.A.R.R.P.P. begins
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2012

An interesting pilot project to evaluate random drug and alcohol testing has commenced with several owners and 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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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