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Pension benefits not deductible from wrongful dismissal damages

Canada - December 15 2013 The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that pension benefits received by a dismissed employee are not to be deducted from an award of wrongful…

Alberta privacy legislation shot down - will also affect BC

Canada - November 15 2013 The Alberta Personal Information Protection Act has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada. The sweeping decision was prompted…

Strike vote not valid - exchange of views on all key issues required

Canada - November 6 2013 The Labour Relations Board has confirmed that strike votes must be meaningful. In effect, collective bargaining must have progressed at least to the…

BC employers face bullying and harassment deadline

Canada - October 15 2013 It’s not too late, and it’s not too hard to comply, but the deadline is looming. WorkSafeBC’s policy regarding compliance with the bullying and…

November 1 deadline for bullying policy - policy and other steps required

Canada - September 30 2013 WorkSafeBC's requirements for establishing and implementing a policy on bullying and harassment take effect on November 1. The policy sets out 9…