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SpringLaw | Canada | 2 Jan 2019

Top 5 Employment Law Cases of 2018

2018 was a whirlwind of statutory changes in the employment law world, which has perhaps overshadowed the judicial developments that have taken place…

Ius Laboris | Canada | 21 Feb 2018

Occupational Health and Safety in Canada: The Year in Review

This article looks back on a tumultuous 2017 for occupational health and safety (‘OHS’) in Canada, with many legislative changes and important…

DLA Piper | Canada | 16 Nov 2017

Alberta Court of Appeal decision supports random workplace drug testing in safety-sensitive workplaces

There has been significant discussion in recent weeks concerning the recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision on random workplace drug testing. Suncor…

Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 24 Oct 2017

5 Years And Counting: Suncor Wins Another Round in its Fight to Introduce Random Testing

On October 15, 2012, Suncor Energy Inc. (“Suncor”) introduced a drug and alcohol policy that permitted it to engage in random drug and alcohol testing…

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 18 Oct 2017

Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms that Evidence of a General Problem with Substance Abuse in the Workplace May Justify Random Testing

Recently the Alberta Court of Appeal released its decision in Suncor Energy Inc. v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313, in which it dismissed an appeal…

Fasken | Canada | 4 Oct 2017

Shrinking the Privilege “Blanket” - Alberta Court of Appeal Demands More Scrutiny of Privilege Claims | The HR Space

Legal privilege is asserted in many ways, most commonly: (1) solicitor-client privilege, which attaches to communications between a client and a…

MLT Aikins LLP | Canada | 2 Oct 2017

Suncor Wins Another Round in the Ongoing Random Drug Testing Fight

In the much anticipated decision Suncor Energy Inc v Unifor Local 707A, the Alberta Court of Appeal ("ABCA") upheld the Alberta Court of Queen's…

Fasken | Canada | 27 Sep 2017

Simply stating document is privileged does not mean that it is

Maintaining the privilege of a document is a fundamental aspect of any litigation. The Canadian legal system is premised on the search for truth…

Rubin Thomlinson LLP | Canada | 30 Nov 2016

Workplace Investigation Alert - November 2016

On September 8, 2016, several amendments to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect under Bill 132, including the introduction…

Fasken | Canada | 18 Aug 2016

Glimmer of Hope for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench suggests that employers seeking to implement random drug and alcohol testing in dangerous…
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