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Arbitrator upholds cause termination of 37-year employee due to safety violations

Canada - April 25 2013 In the context of labour arbitrations, long service has often been a factor invoked by arbitrators to mitigate against serious disciplinary…

Ontario judge rules that Guatemalans’ lawsuits against Canadian mining company can proceed in Canada

Canada - August 27 2013 On July 22, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc. that three separate lawsuits brought by indigenous…

Kevin MacNeill

It's official: the Supreme Court of Canada concludes that employees may have a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to their work-issued computers

Canada - October 21 2012 The Supreme Court of Canada released its eagerly awaited decision in R. v. Cole, 2012 SCC 53 on October 19, 2012.

Far from home, not from risk - OHS laws and Canadian workers abroad

Canada - April 2 2013 Just a few weeks ago, Islamic terrorists stormed a natural gas plant staffed by hundreds of Algerian workers and a number of foreign workers. The…

Kevin MacNeill

OLRB denies termination and severance pay to employee who engaged in horseplay with a forklift

Canada - October 24 2012 Brian Barrett was a “team lead” for Sims Group Recycling Solutions Canada Ltd. (“Sims”).