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Fasken | Canada | 16 Jun 2016

When an Economic Downturn Requires Employers to Make Difficult Decisions The HR Space

In the face of an economic downturn, some employers across Canada are being forced to tighten their belts and make hard choices about workforce


Fasken | Canada | 20 Jan 2016

Employee Abandoned Job by Failing to Comply with Disability Plan or Return to Work

Disability claims management is a complicated issue that many employers struggle to navigate. It is particularly difficult when employees refuse to


Fasken | Canada | 9 Apr 2015

Overdue accessibility compliance reports

Chances are you've heard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ("AODA"). Just what is it? It's proactive legislation in Ontario


Fasken | Canada | 22 Sep 2014

Phoning it in - adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employees

It is trite law that employers cannot simply terminate employees whose work performance is negatively impacted by disability. Rather, an employer


Fasken | Canada | 28 Feb 2014

Long term disability - when will employment contract be “frustrated”?

Extended medical leaves of absence are one of the most difficult human resource challenges for employers today. Like any contract, an employment


Fasken | Canada | 2 Oct 2013

Allergies in the workplace can’t be ignored

Peanuts, gluten, perfumes, smoke and latex - we all know allergies to these and other substances are on the rise. The same holds true in workplaces


Fasken | Canada | 12 Dec 2012

Annual review - top 3 WorkSafeBC events of 2012

For the BC employer community, 2012 was a year of eventful change at WorkSafeBC.


Fasken | Canada | 12 Nov 2012

Indefinite protection for federal employee disabled by work-related injury

When the employment relationship becomes impossible to perform because of a factor outside of the control of the employer or the employee, the employee’s employment can be terminated by virtue of frustration of contact.


Fasken | Canada | 15 Jun 2012

Taking environmental sensitivities seriously

The issue of employees with environmental sensitivities often arises for employers.


Fasken | Canada | 30 Aug 2011

Definition of "employer" narrowed in human rights context

Your employee is required to pass a drug test before being assigned to another company's worksite.

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