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Published on: 23 Oct 2015 By

NEB updating pipeline damage prevention framework, seeking comments

The National Energy Board (“NEB”) is currently seeking comments on its proposed approach to damage prevention for oil pipelines. Anyone interested in commenting has until November 13, 2015 to do so. The Pipeline Safety Act, SC 2015, c.21, received Royal Assent on June 18, 2015, b…

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Published on: 22 Oct 2015 By

Do employers have to allow their employees to work from home to breastfeed? Flatt v. Treasury Board (Department of Industry)

A female employee with the Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management Operations Branch filed a grievance alleging that she was discriminated against on the basis of sex and family status when her employer failed to accommodate her request to work five days a week from home so she could continue …

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Published on: 14 Oct 2015 By

Ontario Labour Relations Board Finds that Employee Fired for Sleeping on the Job is Still Entitled to Termination Pay

Many employers are aware that they can terminate an individual’s employment without notice where there is “cause” (generally acts that fundamentally undermine the employment relationship such as theft, violence in the workplace, etc.). However, employers may not be aware that Ontario’s emplo…

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Published on: 9 Oct 2015 By

Time Off to Vote for Federal Election – October 19, 2015

The Federal election is fast approaching. There are a number of ways for employees to vote, including: In person on Election Day – October 19, 2015 from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm in Ontario. In person on the advance voting days – October 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2015 from noon to 8 pm. In person...

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Published on: 8 Oct 2015 By

Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors

The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Fra…

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Published on: 6 Oct 2015 By

Wild horses can't keep wind energy away: new twist on anti-wind litigation

In Clarington Wind Concerns v Ontario (Director, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change), 205 CanLII 51503 (ON ERT), the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) has dismissed the latest twists in anti-wind litigation. This time, wind opponents raised concerns about spooked …

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