Stewart McKelvey

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It’s all in the attitude: insolence & insubordination

March 5 2013 One of the most challenging issues in the workplace is dealing with bad attitude and employees refusing to perform the work for which they were hired…

False/unfounded allegations: what about the unsubstantiated complaints?

October 23 2015 As long as there are harassment and respectful workplace policies that provide employees an opportunity to file complaints against their fellow…

Do you have to pay an employee for hours of work spent “closing” up shop?

June 1 2015 The Vice-Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Board, Lorraine Lafferty, recently considered this issue in Webb v. Spry Bay Campground & Cabins 2015 NSLB 26…

Discipline and mental health in the workplace

March 10 2016 Disciplining employees who are suffering from mental illness can pose particular difficulty for employers. Although there is a duty to accommodate…

Liar, liar: dealing with dishonest employees

March 5 2013 Some false representations contravene the law; some do not. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously…

In brief: pricing, payment and financing for shipbuilding in Canada

April 30 2020 A look at the key legal and practical points surrounding pricing, payment and financing for shipbuilding in Canada.

Q&A: contractual considerations for shipbuilding in Canada

April 30 2020 This article covers the key contractual considerations for shipbuilding in Canada, including statutory formalities, choice of law and quality standards.

Q&A: shipbuilding in Canada

April 30 2020 This Q&A covers the essential legal and practical considerations surrounding shipbuilding in Canada.

Q&A: default, liability and remedies for shipbuilding contracts in Canada

April 30 2020 This article looks at the key legal and practical considerations surrounding default, liability and remedies in relation to shipbuilding contracts in Canada.

Shipbuilding in Canada

May 2 2019 A structured guide to shipbuilding in Canada