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

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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 »

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

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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

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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.

Mind the Gap – What Happens When Details Are Missing From a Settlement?

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June 6, 2017
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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.

Women Without Heels and Full Makeup Need Not Apply

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April 6, 2017
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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?