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 »
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 »
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.
The new WSIB policy provides a fairly limited coverage for medicinal use of cannabis.
To what degree must an employer accommodate addiction? Read about what happens when an employee’s breach of a workplace rule was affected by her addiction.
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.
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.
In the recent decision Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., the Supreme Court of Canada has weighed in again on drug use policies in workplaces.
Arbitrations can be fairly informal proceedings. Efforts to settle arbitrations are often more informal still. All participants recognize that a settlement is usually better than completing the hearing, even if everyone leaves the table a little dissatisfied. But what happens when there is an agreement on all or just about almost all of the essential terms of a settlement? Everyone is happy, right? Not always. Sometimes there is no settlement at all.
In recent months, there has been significant international media coverage on differential treatment of men and women with respect to workplace attire. What rights do unionized employees have with respect to differential clothing requirements for men and women?