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Be Careful What You Wish For: Social Media Background Checks and Privacy Laws
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2017

Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate and do business. Naturally, employers may want to take advantage of the convenience of


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


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


Do your employees require time off to vote?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2015

Under the Canada Elections Act (“Act”), all Canadian employers (with some limited exceptions in the transportation industry) must ensure their


New human rights and privacy protections for ‘genetic test results’ introduced
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2015

Federally-regulated employers may soon be seeing changes to privacy and human rights laws in relation to genetic information. On June 9, 2015, the


“Virtual slave” awarded $50,000 for injury to dignity
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 15 2015

Where an employer fails to meet its human rights obligations, the damages awards for the “injury to dignity” component of damages are becoming


Court of Appeal affirms employee has no duty to mitigate contractual severance
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 5 2014

Many employers attempt to define an employee’s right to compensation upon dismissal by having clear, enforceable termination provisions in their


New “super union” on the block
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 18 2014

Since Unifor was created from the merger of Canadian Auto Workers and Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union last year, another merger of


OH&S month part 3: annual review of your bullying and harassment policies
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 4 2014

The deadline for compliance with WorkSafeBC's bullying and harassment policies was last November 1, 2013. We'd like to remind all BC employers that


No anonymity for grievors
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2014

The Labour Relations Board has upheld BC Arbitrator Stan Lanyon's decision in Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. v. United Food and Commercial Workers