January 31, 2017 by Andy Pushalik in Employment Standards, English, Ontario
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2016 Labour and Employment Law – A Year in Review (in 140 characters or less)

As we close out the first month of 2017, we thought it appropriate to briefly review the cases which caught our eye in 2016 in 140 characters or less:

  1. Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29 – @SCC_eng confirms Federally regulated employers cannot be dismissed without cause.
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July 18, 2016 by Andy Pushalik in English, Labour, Ontario
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Supreme Court of Canada to Federally Regulated Employers: No “Without Cause” Dismissals Under Canada Labour Code

In a decision which returns us to what many thought was the status quo, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that, (save for exempt employees), the unjust dismissal scheme in the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) does not permit federally regulated employers to dismiss employees without cause once they

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April 28, 2014 by Andy Pushalik in Amendments to Safety Laws, Employment Standards, English, Ontario
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Join us May 1st for Dentons’ Spring Employment and Labour Law Update

Please join us on May 1st for a complimentary seminar /webinar on the following topics: July 1st Deadline Looming: How to Comply with Ontario’s New Safety Awareness Training Regulation Adrian Miedema Internal Fraud — Managing Termination and Asset ...

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April 21, 2014 by Andy Pushalik in Criminal Offences by Employees, English, Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario
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Not Quite an Eye for an Eye – Judge rules that Employee’s “Kick in the Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch in the Mouth

Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the shipping and receiving department of...

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April 17, 2014 by Andy Pushalik in English, Human Rights, Ontario
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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts sent by a rogue employee to another of...

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