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The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2015

Canadian privacy laws contain a basic safeguarding principle: access to personal information may only be granted on a need-to-know basis. Snooping

New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

Chatham Kent (Municipality) v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW Canada), Local 127 (Clarke Grievance), 2007 O.L.A.A. No. 135 (“Chatham Kent”)
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 11 2011

In ChathamKent, the employer terminated the employment of Jessica Clarke ("Clarke") for breach of the confidentiality agreement, insubordination, and conduct unbefitting a personal caregiver at the home for the aged where she worked

Unionized hospitals must tread carefully before implementing communicable disease policies
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

Recently, in Virginia Mason Hospital, 357 NLRB No. 53, the National Labor Relations Board considered whether a Seattle hospital violated its duty to bargain under the National Labor Relations Act when it implemented a flu-prevention policy that required nurses to wear a mask if they refused to be immunized against influenza

Labour arbitrators need not be "correct" just be "reasonable"
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • December 13 2011

The courts have long struggled with the degree of deference which should be shown to labour relations arbitrators

Employer's unilateral right to modify employee handbook invalidates employee dispute arbitration agreement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2009

A Texas Court of Appeals recently held that an employer's arbitration policy was unenforceable because the policy was conditioned upon an illusory promise

Court denies motion to compel arbitration filed three days before trial
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

In Cole v. Jersey City Medical Center, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that an employer is precluded from enforcing an arbitration provision in an employment contract because it waited until three days before trial to raise arbitration as a defense

Employees are required to disclose confidential medical information for accommodation purposes
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2012

A recent Ontario arbitral award is reshaping the way employers and employees must approach the legal duty to accommodate employees with disabilities in the workplace

Administrative, court & other decisions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2012

The National Mediation Board denied an election interference complaint from the Teamsters against the IAM and United Continental Holdings Inc

Do good things come to those who wait?
  • Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

Contrary to the old adage, good things do not always come to those who wait