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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


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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