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Jun 15, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Random Drug Testing, A Suncor Update: Common Sense Prevails (For Now) As Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Unifor’s Application For Leave To Appeal

You may recall that on October 19, 2017 we reported on the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Suncor Energy Inc. and Unifor Local 707A (&l...

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Jun 7, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Just Cause Allegations Must Be Righteous, Or Else! Court Awards $125,000 In Extraordinary Damages For False Claims Of Just Cause

In May the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario released its decision in Ruston v. Keddco Mfg. (2011) Ltd..  While the award of 19.5 months&r...

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Jun 6, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

IMPORTANT: Employer Obligations in June 7, 2018 Provincial Election

Many employers may be unaware that they have obligations to their employees in respect of the upcoming June 7, 2018 provincial election.  Obli...

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May 17, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

#TimesUp for Employer Who Abused his Position of Authority for Almost 30 Years

While the #TimesUp movement may have started with the stars who often wear Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks, a recent HRTO decision in favour of some...

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May 8, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Breaking News: Break for Employers on Holiday Pay

Yesterday the Ontario government announced that it would undertake a review of the Public Holiday System under Part X of the Employment Standards...

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Mar 29, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Equal Pay for Equal Work: It’s No April Fool’s Joke and Could Cost You If You Aren’t Ready

As we all know, the majority of the sweeping legislative changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and to the Labour Relati...

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Mar 1, 2018

By Kelsey Orth

Supreme Court of Canada Affirms that Employers have a Distinct Obligation to Consider the Duty to Accommodate Separate from Other Legislative Requirements

Last month the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the case of Quebec (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la...

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Nov 16, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

They Do Exist! Unionized Employers Do Have Management Rights – Just Be Careful How You Exercise Them

A recent case involving the Association of Justice Counsel was before the Supreme Court of Canada for a pronouncement on the exercise of management...

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Oct 19, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Policy

From the beginning, employers and unions have been on opposite sides of the debate over drug and alcohol testing in the workplace: employers place ...

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Aug 17, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

BYE-BYE BIRD[IE]? NOT SO FAST, SAYS FEDERAL COURT: Dismissal of Principal may still be unjust despite Adjudicator’s findings of misconduct

You may recall a recent article by Angela Wiggins regarding the remedy of reinstatement for federal employees under the unjust dismissal provision ...

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Jul 13, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

We Like Your Styles, Alberta Court of Appeal: No Good “Bhasin” for Ignoring Employer’s Bonus Language Upon Termination

You will recall that, in May of this year, CCP’s own Susan Crawford was successful at the Ontario Court of Appeal, when that court upheld the...

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Jun 1, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

New Proposed Labour Legislation is a “No Wynne” for Employers

Earlier this week the Ontario government announced that controversial changes to the province’s labour laws were on the horizon.  While ...

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Apr 20, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Harassment Will (literally) Cost You: Superior Court Decision Affirms Separate Tort of Harassment

In Ontario, the introduction of “Bill 168” – or, more accurately, its subsequent coming into force – ushered in a new era i...

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Mar 9, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Decision of UK Employment Tribunal is Not “Uber-Friendly” To Employers Anywhere

It’s right there on the website: Uber needs partners like you: Drive with Uber and earn great money as an independent contractor. Get paid ...

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Dec 8, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

You Can Be Replaced: Feds Not Interested In Banning Replacement Workers During Strikes

You may recall CCPartners writing about legislative changes in the federal jurisdiction over the last couple of years: first with optimism in Jan...

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Oct 20, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

Premature Ending not a Happy One for Employer: Early Termination of a Fixed-Term Contract Leads to Significant Damage Award

We have written before on the perils of (mis)using defined-term contracts.  The issue we encounter in our practice most frequently is the repe...

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Sep 8, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

“Too Much” is Never Enough when Dignity Injured: B.C. Human Rights Tribunal’s Ground-breaking Award Restored by Court of Appeal

You may recall that CCPartners wrote in November of last year about a case making its way through the judicial review process in British Columbia.&...

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Jul 21, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

Ontario Court Confirms an Employer’s Right to Impose Administrative Suspension During Workplace Investigation

Since Bill 168 changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act took effect in 2009 with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace, we h...

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Jun 2, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

A Little C-4 to Blow it All Up! New Federal Legislation Aims to Repeal Recent Employer-Friendly Improvements to Canada Labour Code

Introduced by the new federal government mere months after its election, Bill C-4, aims to return the advantages conferred on unions under the form...

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Mar 29, 2016

By Kelsey Orth

Check Please! New Standardized Rules for Police Record Checks Across Ontario

For many employers, police record checks are part of the application process for new employees.  For those employers asking for a Criminal Rec...

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