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Fasken | Canada | 25 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and workplace government updates: cross-Canada review

Governments across Canada have recently made multiple announcements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help make things easier for employers, this article summarises the announcements from all provinces that touch on workplace issues. Common issues concerning COVID-19 include self-isolation, sickness benefits and layoffs.
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Dentons | Canada | 13 Mar 2018

Possession of small amount of marijuana was just cause to fire employee

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has upheld the firing of a unionised millwright who was caught with a small amount of marijuana in his pocket before boarding a helicopter that would transport him to an offshore platform. The labour arbitrator found that the employee likely knew that he possessed the marijuana, but had forgotten about it and not checked his pockets carefully....
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Dentons | Canada | 6 Feb 2018

Appeal court holds that fact of accident alone is not enough to convict

The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal recently held that a trial judge was wrong to find a city guilty of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges solely because an accident had occurred in which a worker died. It held that the trial court should have gone further and analysed each charge separately. The decision is a welcome reminder that prosecutors cannot simply rely on the fact......
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Shearman & Sterling LLP | Canada, USA | 7 Dec 2016

CFTC signs counterpart to memorandum of understanding with Canadian authority

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently announced that Chair Timothy Massad has signed a counterpart to a memorandum of understanding with the superintendent of securities for Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian minister for intergovernmental affairs. The memorandum contemplates cooperation on the regulation of markets and organised trading platforms, central counterparties,......
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WeirFoulds LLP | Canada | 31 Aug 2011

Newfoundland court dismisses appeal in Sikorsky case

In February 2011 the Newfoundland court dismissed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's application to prevent Cougar Helicopters Inc from proceeding with a claim against it in that province. This decision was recently upheld by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal. In the appeal, Sikorsky challenged the applications judge's ruling that the action could proceed in Newfoundland.
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