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Employees Can Be Limited To Employment Standards Code Minimums
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • October 19 2016

A recent unreported decision of Master Wacowich of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has helped to clarify a vital area of employment law in Alberta


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


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


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


How much federal work do you have to do to come under federal labour jurisdiction?
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada had the first opportunity to assess the constitutional consequences when employees performing federal work do not form a discrete unit and are fully integrated into a core operation that does work falling under provincial jurisdiction


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


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


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