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Occupational health and safety: duty to report and protection against reprisal
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 14 2017

The Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) legislation in Atlantic Canada and across the country recognizes the internal responsibility system


The Latest in Employment Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - 2017 Atlantic Canada legislative update
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 28 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, please find below a summary of significant 2017 legislative amendments in each of the Atlantic Canadian provinces as well as


Changes to the federal pay equity scheme expected in 2018
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • November 17 2017

In response to the report of the House of Commons committee on pay equity, the federal Liberal government announced its intention to bring in


Good faith expected of employers!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

While the concept of good faith is not new to employment law, its limits and implications remain uncertain. In a recent decision, Avalon Ford v Evans


Elk Valley Decision - SCC Finds that Enforcement of “No Free Accident” Rule in Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy Does Not Violate Human Rights Legislation
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 23 2017

In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2017 SCC 30, a six-judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) confirmed a Tribunal decision


The Grass is Always Greener in the Other Jurisdiction - Provincial Acts and Regulations under the Cannabis Act
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 22 2017

New Brunswick's Working Group on the Legalization of Cannabis released an Interim Report on June 20, 2017. It is a huge step forward in the


Cannabis Act regulations - now we are really getting into the weeds!
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 15 2017

As we explained in The Cannabis Act- Getting into the Weeds, the Cannabis Act introduces a regulatory regime for recreational marijuana in Canada


Proposed reform of Ontario's Labour and Employment Statutes
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 30 2017

This morning, May 30, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced her Government’s intention to introduce sweeping legislative reform of labour


Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SNS 1996, c 7
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • May 9 2017

On April 26, 2017, the Government of Nova Scotia announced that amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which were passed in May of


The Latest in Employment Law: A Stewart McKelvey Newsletter - "You gotta have (good) faith" ... Terminating without notice during the probationary period
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Ly v. British Columbia (Interior Health Authority) 2017 BCSC 42, provides helpful