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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


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


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


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


Employer generosity remains unbinding
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2011

Employers often do things that are, either accidentally or deliberately, more generous than what a collective agreement requires them to do


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


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


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


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