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30 Nov 2016 By

Three-Year Phase Out Proposed For Neonicotinoid Pesticide

In an interesting twist, Health Canada just announced its intention to manage the agricultural uses of the pesticide imidacloprid to protect aquatic insects; this pesticide, like other neonicotinoid pesticides, has been under fire for some time for its effects on pollinators, for which we ha…

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24 Nov 2016 By

Terminating Employees for Criminal Charges: Does Just Cause Exist

We live in a society where our criminal justice system presumes a person innocent until proven guilty.  That said, the reality is that many people criminally charged are guilty.  Even where innocent, it can take months – if not years – before criminal charges are resolved, during which time …

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18 Nov 2016 By

First Fines Are Issued Under The Violence Provisions Of The OHSA

We are now starting to see the first decisions being released that deal with violations of the (fairly) new violence provisions added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). For details on those changes, you can revisit Mary Lou Brady’s blog at https://www.siskinds.com/don-t-forg…

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