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How whistle-blowing programs in the workplace can lead to psychological harassment
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 1 2011

The term whistleblower generally refers to a disclosure by an individual of mismanagement, corruption or wrongdoing


Clergy residence deduction for disabled clergy
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • May 31 2010

The Income Tax Act provides a tax deduction from the income of a member of the clergy from office or employment equal to the value of the individual's housing if the individual meets a status and function test


Update on the Wage Earner Protection Program Act
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2009

As we previously wrote about (Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2008), the Wage Earner Protection Program Act (“WEPPA”) came into force on July 7, 2008 as part of a comprehensive reform package to the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act (“BIA”


Appropriate for board to rely on offences committed twenty years earlier
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 25 2013

The Grievor, a bus drivercustodian, pleaded guilty to sexual offences involving minors some twenty years earlier and was convicted. The events


Victory of ex-Wal-Mart employees what’s next?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 3 2014

On June 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision that is of much interest to the majority of the workforce and employers and that


Alberta Court of Appeal: employees responsible for employer's money may be fiduciaries
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2013

Recently the Alberta Court of Appeal ("Court of Appeal") released a decision that expanded the duties employees have to their employers. In 581257


Can after acquired cause justify the initial disciplinary measure?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 20 2013

In a rather surprising decision, Québec arbitrator Jean Ménard admitted after acquired cause as evidence to justify an initial


BC Court of Appeal gives green light to untraditional restrictive covenant
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2014

As many employers know, restrictive covenants are notoriously difficult to enforce because they must be "reasonable" in relation to their subject


Dismissal for a drug tweet: Toronto man loses job after posting request for marijuana
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 20 2013

A man from the Toronto area has been dismissed by his employer after posting a request for marijuana on the popular social media site Twitter. On


Tax Court Addresses Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 24 2016

A recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada serves as a reminder that charities and non-profit organizations must ensure that they properly