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New Year construction projects: not before a clearance certificate

Canada - December 16 2013 In the New Year, condo corporations and their managers should pay close attention to new rules from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ("WSIB")…

SCC invalidates Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act

Canada - November 18 2013 Last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013…

Christopher Pigott

Continued expansion of OHS-related workplace harassment and bullying requirements: policies required in British Columbia

Canada - November 8 2013 For readers following the progress of ever-expanding OHS statutory obligations relating to violence and harassment, there is a new development worth…

Cheryl A. Edwards

No evidence, no dice: drug addiction self-assessment not enough

Canada - November 4 2013 Terminating a unionized employee for substance abuse in the workplace is tricky, considering the duty to accommodate and the traditional mitigating…

Mandatory drug and alcohol testing further restricted: pre-access testing unreasonable

Canada - September 23 2013 On the heels of June's Irving Pulp and Paper decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), which severely limited the circumstances when random…