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Early Termination of Fixed Term Contract Results in Employee Windfall (Or the Dangers of Dubious Drafting)

Canada - April 20 2016 The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded an employee, whose fixed-term contract was terminated on a without cause basis twenty-three months into...


No contempt in the face of the “voluminous” British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Canada - March 24 2016 In the wake of some recent high-profile workplace accidents, 2015 legislative amendments to the Workers Compensation Act were designed to give...


Employee Satisfaction: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

USA - December 17 2015 Many employers employ quantitative and qualitative tools to measure employee engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. As 2015 draws to a close...

Amelia Boultbee.


Patently unreasonable: BC Supreme Court rejects Human Rights Tribunal’s landmark injury to dignity award which emphasized professional status

Canada - November 17 2015 In 2013 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal found that the University of British Columbia had discriminated against Dr. Carl Kelly when it...


Your partners are not your employees: Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the application of the controldependency test

Canada - May 23 2014 In 2009, John McCormick, an equity partner in the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (the "Firm") filed a complaint with the British Columbia...

Jeff A. Bastien.