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CBA Labour and Employment Law Section

CBA Labour and Employment Law Section articles are published under the banner Perspectives. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editor.

Editor: Michael Watt

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Summary of amendments proposed under Bill C-44

  • February 12, 2018
  • Christopher Deehy

Bill C-44, entitled Budget implementation Act 2017, received royal assent and came into force effective December 3, 2017. The bill introduced changes to, inter alia, the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act.

Labour & Employment

CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Law Conference

  • January 02, 2018
  • Ronni Nordal

Each year one wonders whether the CBA Admin Law, Labour & Employment Law Conference will meet expectations created by the great conference the previous year. Without a doubt the 2017 Conference, held in Ottawa in November, met – even exceeded – them.

Administrative Law, Labour & Employment

Note from the Chair: Student outreach

  • June 09, 2017

This spring, I spoke to law students at the University of Ottawa as part of an initiative by the National Labour and Employment Law Section, and the CBA more broadly, to engage and involve younger members of our profession in CBA activities.

Labour & Employment

In Grievance Arbitration Proceedings, Who is the Lawyer’s Client?

  • June 08, 2017
  • Stéphane Lacoste

While the answer to this question may depend on the jurisdiction where the lawyer is practising, the law in Quebec is now clear. Recently, the Tribunal administratif du travail (the Tribunal) sitting in review provided a clear answer to this question in Syndicat professionnel des ingénieurs d’Hydro-Québec inc. et Paquette, 2017 QCTAT 855.

Labour & Employment

Note from the Chair: Student outreach

  • June 08, 2017
  • George Vuicic

This spring, I spoke to law students at the University of Ottawa as part of an initiative by the National Labour and Employment Law Section, and the CBA more broadly, to engage and involve younger members of our profession in CBA activities.

Labour & Employment, Student Forum

Not just a bystander

  • October 12, 2016
  • Heidi Schedler

Sexual harassment and sexual assault within the legal profession are happening far more often than most of us likely want to admit, writes WLF Co-Chair Heidi Schedler. And everyone in the profession has an obligation to make it stop.

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Determining wrongful dismissal damages in fast-track litigation

  • September 14, 2015
  • Thomas A. Roper, Q.C.

How do you assess damages in cases of wrongful dismissal that benefit from summary trials or fast-track litigation when only the amount of reasonable notice is in dispute &ndash and the case comes to court before reasonable notice period has expired? Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., of Roper Greyell, says Markoulakis v. SNC-Lavalin Inc. is instructive in these cases.

Labour & Employment

Just cause and dependent contractors

  • November 15, 2014
  • David S. Louie

The fact that your contractors ostensibly work for themselves does not make them independent. David Louie, an articled student at Roper Greyell, reviews a case where the British Columbia Supreme Court determined that a contractor in a position of economic dependence vis-Ă -vis the defendant was entitled to reasonable notice of termination.

Labour & Employment