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Ivic. v. Lakovic: vicarious liability is no short-cut to compensation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

On June 2, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided, in what it described as a case of first impression, that a taxi company was not vicariously


The Government of Canada launches a new Global Skills Strategy
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2017

On June 12, 2017, the Government of Canada launched its new Global Skills Strategy, with the intent of providing employers with a faster and more


The Canadian Human Rights Act gets an update with the addition of “gender identity or expression”
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 21 2017

On June 19, 2017, Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, received Royal Assent. As a result, “gender


Supreme Court of Canada upholds dismissal of employee for failing to disclose cocaine use in violation of “No Free Accident Rule”
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 4 2017

In Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30, the Supreme Court of Canada recently reaffirmed the two-part test for discrimination in the


Key Employee Retention Plans in CCAA Proceedings
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2017

Key Employee Retention Plans are a common feature in restructurings occurring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The basis for a KERP is


A job to be a hockey player: Ontario Superior Court of Justice certifies a class action to decide whether OHL players are employees entitled to get a minimal wage pay
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2017

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently certified a case that, as reported by some media, could change Canadian hockey forever. Two


Fishing for Notice: British Columbia Supreme Court addresses inducement and contingency factors in wrongful dismissal suits
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 22 2017

In a recent BC Supreme Court decision, Sollows v. Albion Fisheries Ltd., the court clarified what qualifies as inducement in the context of a


Federal Government Restores Former Certification and Decertification Processes for Unionization in Federal Workplaces
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 21 2017

Three years ago, the Federal Government passed the Employees’ Voting Rights Act, which reformed the Canada Labour Code’s certification and


Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 13 2017

The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent


Be Careful What You Wish For: Social Media Background Checks and Privacy Laws
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2017

Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate and do business. Naturally, employers may want to take advantage of the convenience of