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Reminder: Canada Labour Code amendments in force April 1, 2014

Canada - April 1 2014 Federally regulated employers should be aware that some of the amendments to the Canada Labour Code contained in Bill C-45, summarized in our article…

Vincent P. Johnston.

Financial penalty for setting up competing business constitutes restraint of trade

Canada - March 21 2014 The BC Court of Appeal has ruled that a clause requiring a former employee to pay her former employer a prescribed amount for setting up her own…

Geoffrey J. Litherland.

BC Tribunal more than doubles historical injury to dignity awards

Canada - December 20 2013 The BC Human Rights Tribunal recently awarded a complainant damages for injury to dignity in the amount of $75,000.00. The previous high watermark…

Chris Leenheer.

BC Court of Appeal upholds award on exclusions from bargaining unit

Canada - November 29 2013 The Court of Appeal recently confirmed the rights of parties to a collective agreement to negotiate their own test for exclusion from the bargaining…

Chris Leenheer.

Federally regulated employers: accommodation of child care obligations

Canada - February 21 2013 Federally regulated employers will want to be aware of a recent decision of the Federal Court upholding a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision on…