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Arbitrator Rules “Vaccinate or Mask” Influenza Policy Unreasonable Exercise of Management Rights
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Canada
  • April 11 2016

In a decision issued September 8, 2015 Ontario Arbitrator James Hayes struck down the Sault Area Hospital’s policy requiring health care


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


What’s new in the Polish law? An overview of selected changes in regulations and their impact on business
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Poland
  • February 9 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation will force businesses to make numerous changes in their data protection policies. Failure to comply with the


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


NLRB roundup Part 1: Obama Board continues apace reversing Bush Board decisions, expanding labor laws
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

Since our last summary, the Obama Board has taken significant steps to further outgoing Chairman Liebman’s stated goal of bringing the Board “back to life after a long period of dormancy”


Unionized hospitals must tread carefully before implementing communicable disease policies
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • 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


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


The dismissal of an emergency room employee for breach of confidentiality is confirmed
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • February 16 2015

In a decision rendered on December 30, 2014, arbitrator Nathalie Faucher concluded that the dismissal imposed by a hospital centre on an employee for


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


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