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These heels weren’t made for workin’ BC bans mandatory high heeled shoes in workplace
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 12 2017

On April 7, 2017, the BC Government issued a press release on having fulfilled its promise to ban mandatory high heels from BC workplaces. The change


Doing Business in Canada 2017
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 3 2017

What are the key considerations when planning to establish or acquire a business in Canada? What are the potential opportunities, and where are the


Can an employment agreement executed after the employee starts work be enforced? The Ontario Court of Appeal says yes.
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2017

Julia Wood received an offer for employment from Fred Deeley Imports (“Deeley”) on April 17, 2007. Wood accepted the offer during the phone call, and


OwnerOperator Labour Market Impact Assessment and its importance for Permanent Residence applications in 2017
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 13 2017

Any Canadian employer wishing to employ a temporary foreign worker (“TFW”) in Canada must first obtain authorization from the government, which is


While there may be damages for employee’s lack of resignation notice, there is no reliable substitute for an enforceable restrictive covenant
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 7 2017

A 2016 decision of the BC Court of Appeal is a good reminder to BC employers of the purpose of an employee’s obligation to provide reasonable notice


The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner reminds BC’s private businesses that use of video surveillance is a last resort
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2017

In February 2017, at the 18th annual Privacy and Security Conference, Acting Commissioner Drew McArthur ("Commissioner") commented on the first-ever


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