Not happy with a WSIB decision? Thinking about appealing the decision? Here is how to do it.

Blog Post
February 19, 2020
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Any unfavourable WSIB decision can be appealed, however, all appeals must be filed within the documented timeframes or you will lose your right to proceed with an objection. Work Reintegration, Reemployment, and Return to Work decisions must be appealed within 30 days. All other decisions must be appealed within 6 months, by completing the Intent… Read more »

When can former employees file a grievance?

Blog Post
January 13, 2020
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On October 4, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) ruled that former employees cannot file a grievance if the material facts giving rise to the grievance did not occur while the person was an employee. Although this sounds like a straight-forward ruling, certain circumstances can muddy the waters. This is what happened in Canada… Read more »

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Federal Jurisdiction of Telecon Union’s Certification Application

December 12, 2019
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The Canadian Industrial Relations Board correctly found that the Union’s certification application fell under federal jurisdiction. In a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, Telecon Inc v International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No 213 (2019 FCA 244), Justice De Montigny held that the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (the “Board”) correctly found that it… Read more »

Privacy Rights of Witnesses in Arbitration: Federal Court of Appeal Weighs In

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November 26, 2019
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In the recent decision of Canada (Attorney General) v. Philps, 2019 FCA 240, the Federal Court of Appeal weighed in on the issue of privacy rights of witnesses in an arbitration hearing. The case involved an employee at the Canada Revenue Agency who received a 30-day suspension for what the Court referred to as inappropriate… Read more »

Canada’s New Parental Sharing Benefit: How Does It Work?

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March 20, 2019
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The Government of Canada announced last September that it would be rolling out a new Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Sharing Benefit. The roll-out was scheduled to take effect in June 2019 but is now available as of March 17, 2019.

Overtime and Oxford Commas: The $10M Punctuation Mark

Blog Post
September 6, 2017
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What price would you put on a missing comma? Our latest Workplace Matters blog post looks at a recent US case involving an overtime dispute and some ambiguous punctuation.

Top 5 Labour Law Movies/TV Episodes of All Time

Blog Post
August 2, 2017
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How have unions been portrayed in popular film and television? In our latest Labour of Law blog post, Andrew Reinholdt looks at the best five movies and TV episodes that featured unions … and the one worst.