A recent decision by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) found that an employer, while seeking to reduce its workforce, dismissed an employee on the grounds of family status and physical disability, rather than job performance. In Smylie v … Continue Reading
On November 1, 2018, the B.C. Government introduced the Human Rights Code Amendment Act 2018, Bill 50. The Bill largely adopts the recommendations of the December 2017 report of Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary of Sport and Multiculturalism, which can … Continue Reading
“Advancing gender equality is not just good for women, it’s good for all Canadians. When Canadian women can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy grows stronger, families prosper and communities thrive.”1
On October 29, … Continue Reading
While schools are generally the ones handing out the homework, the Quebec government has issued an important assignment for higher education institutions in the province, requiring them to adopt, by January 1, 2019, a policy to prevent sexual violence on … Continue Reading
On October 25, 2018, B.C.’s Minister of Labour released the report of the Labour Relations Code Review Panel. The report contains sweeping recommendations with respect to amending the B.C. Labour Relations Code ( the “Code”). A copy of the Panel’s … Continue Reading
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 the British Columbia government introduced legislation – Bill 44, Budget Measures Implementation (Employer Health Tax) Act, 2018 – with respect to the anticipated Employer Health Tax (“EHT”) announced in the British Columbia Budget 2018.
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Have you ever been in a shop playing edgy modern music and been offended by the lyrics? One woman recently took her complaint to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal only to be told she had no case. In Redmond … Continue Reading
As students return to school this fall and legislators return from a summer of community barbeques, small business owners have to face increased labour costs. Statutory minimum wage increases are set to occur on October 1, 2018 in Alberta, Saskatchewan … Continue Reading
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the termination pay clause of an employment contract in Amberber v. IBM Canada Ltd. 2018 ONCA 571 by using a refreshing and common sense approach in overturning the trial judge’s findings.
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In bidding and tendering situations, or in competitive request for proposal (RFP) scenarios, owners frequently instruct bidders that bids or tenders are required to be submitted to the Owner “under seal”, or that “sealed tenders are required”. Unfortunately, confusion often … Continue Reading