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Arbitrator orders union to pay punitive damages and legal costs of employer following union’s involvement in illegal strike the HR space
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

In a dispute involving Canada Post, the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) made a finding that an illegal strike had occurred on two dates in

The Week in Weed
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

We at The Blunt Truth keep an eye on the news surrounding legalized marijuana, and each week, we’ll share with you three articles that we think are

Update on Canada post fees for CMB installation
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • February 6 2013

In our previous Blaney's on Building, we reported on a new plan by Canada Post to charge developers a one-time fee of $200 per new address for the

Check again? Arbitrator rules Canada post cannot require current employees to consent to repeat background checks
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2015

On November 19, 2014, Quebec Labour Arbitrator Claude Lauzon issued a decision in a grievance between Canada Post and the Union of Canadian Postal

CIRB: no unlawful lockout or violation of duty to bargain when employer altered working terms and conditions after statutory freeze
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 13 2012

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (“CIRB”) recently held that an employer’s unilateral changes to terms and conditions of employment after the end of the statutory freeze period did not constitute an unlawful lockout or a failure to bargain in good faith

Postal workers must pay for unlawful strike
  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2011

On Monday, an arbitrator awarded Canada Post Corporation damages of approximately $50,000 for an illegal strike by letter carriers that occurred in 2008, first in Edmonton, then in Grande Prairie, and later in Fort McMurray

The Supreme Court of Canada authorizes the appeal of a litigation relating to pay equity
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2011

On December 16, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada authorized the appeal by Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) of a decision rendered with dissent by the Federal Court of Appeal relating to pay equity

CBSA inspection of mail, searches at the border and computer searches
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 13 2009

Persons importing goods into Canada via mail or bringing goods into Canada via ports of entry should be aware of the rights of Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") officers to inspect and search persons and goods, and computer hard drives

Consultations on changes to Trade-marks Office practice
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 23 2011

In the last two years, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has been busy launching consultations and practice notices geared towards streamlining the Canadian trade mark system and bringing it in line with international practice

Government of Canada introduces legislation to tackle identity theft
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 21 2007

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, today introduced legislation to help combat identity theft, which has been identified as a fast-growing problem throughout North America