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New WorkSafeBC regulations for joint occupational health and safety committees effective April 3, 2017
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2017

In British Columbia, a workplace with 20 or more workers must have a joint occupational health and safety committee (“Committee”), and a workplace


BC Supreme Court clarifies law regarding employment probation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 15 2017

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently addressed key issues regarding probationary periods in employment contracts


Genetic Discrimination Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 9 2017

On March 8, 2017 Liberal backbench MPs united with opposition parties to pass Bill S-201, an act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. As


Reasonable offer prevents litigious complainant from proceeding at BC Human Rights Tribunal
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

A recent decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) serves as a useful reminder of the utility of a reasonable settlement offer, which can


Bill S-201 and the Protection Against Genetic Discrimination.
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 9 2017

You have done testing to determine whether you have a genetic predisposition to certain medical conditions. The results come back: You do. This is


Minimum Wage Increases in 2017
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2017

Minimum wage increase are on the horizon for employees across Canada. On October 1, 2016, the general minimum wage increased to $12.20 per


Amending certification applications: When does the “procedural guillotine” fall?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2017

In recent certification decisions, BC courts have demonstrated a willingness to permit plaintiffs to amend their materials and re-apply for


Canada is one step closer to legalizing cannabis and workplace safety is top of mind
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2017

On November 30, 2016, the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation presented its Final Report to the federal government. The Report sets out


The Alberta Court of Appeal clarifies the organizing principle of good faith with style
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2017

In Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“Styles”), the Alberta Court of Appeal provided useful guidance on the application of the


The Alberta Court of Appeal clarifies the organizing principle of good faith with style
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2017

In Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“Styles”), the Alberta Court of Appeal provided useful guidance on the application of the