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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


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


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


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


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


“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


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