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Retail Closure Lay-Offs: Frustrating but Not Frustration of Contract

Feb 6, 2024

The BC Court of Appeal reinforces that frustration of contract, particularly in the employment context, is a stringent threshold.

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Part Two of McMillan’s R. vs Greater Sudbury Webinar

As a follow up to our first webinar back in December 2023 where we considered the history, details and legal implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury, please join us for “Part 2” where Patrick Groom, Victor Kim and Annik Forristal will be joined by a panel of industry experts.

Details Thursday, February 8, 2024
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What, I have to find you a job, too? The Onus on Employers to Show a Failure to Mitigate in Wrongful Dismissal Cases

Jan 17, 2024

Ontario's Superior Court recently emphasized that the onus is on the employer to show the failure of a former employee to mitigate in wrongful dismissal cases.

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BC Court of Appeal Confirms Dishonesty Constitutes Cause for Dismissal – Key Takeaways from Mechalchuk v. Galaxy Motors (1990) Ltd.

Jan 12, 2024

The British Columbia Court of Appeal confirms that submitting personal meals as business expenses can constitute cause for dismissal.

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No Constructive Dismissal for Vaccination Refusal

Jan 10, 2024

A recent Alberta decision affirms that an employer’s reasonable vaccination policy will be upheld.

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Update for Federal Employers: What’s in Store For 2024

Dec 6, 2023

Federal employers should be preparing for key dates upcoming in 2024, including updates to the Canada Labour Code and a key deadline under the Pay Equity Act.

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R. vs Greater Sudbury Webinar

Following a brief overview of the case and the SCC’s split decision, this discussion will focus on the implications of the decision to the roles and responsibilities of each project party, including the owner, contractor and design consultant (architect and engineer). The discussion will be interactive and will include an extensive Q&A period.

Details Wednesday, December 13, 2023
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Working for Workers Four Act, 2023: How Ontario’s Proposed Changes Will Impact Employers

Nov 22, 2023

This bulletin discusses new employer obligations for job postings, tip and wage protections, and more as proposed in the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023.

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Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds 30-Month Notice Period

Nov 13, 2023

Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld an astounding 30-month notice period awarded to a non-managerial employee with almost 40 years of service.