519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
Published on: 6 Aug 2015 By

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: “There is such a thing as being too late”

In a passionate announcement on Monday, President Barack Obama unveiled the United States’ plan for doing its part to combat climate change: the Clean Power Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan sets out to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from power stations, which comprise the single largest …

Continue reading the post titled Obama’s Clean Power Plan: “There is such a thing as being too late”
Published on: 27 Jul 2015 By

Better tank standards for diesel, heating fuel and kerosene

The Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is proposing to update the safety requirements governing the storage, handling, and utilization of fuel oil, diesel and kerosene. Leaks and spills of petroleum products continue to be major sources of environmental contamination. Th…

Continue reading the post titled Better tank standards for diesel, heating fuel and kerosene
Published on: 23 Jul 2015 By

Does “I Quit” Really Mean “I Quit”?

Case law has not always been clear on what constitutes a resignation by an employee. More often than not, it seems very difficult for an employer to establish a resignation where the employee changes his/her mind down the road. However, in Kerr v. Valley Volkswagen, 2014 NSSC 27 (CanLII), th…

Continue reading the post titled Does “I Quit” Really Mean “I Quit”?
Published on: 17 Jul 2015 By

Absenteeism: When Is It Enough to Warrant Termination?

This issue was addressed in the recent arbitral decision of Humber River Hospital v. Teamsters, 2014 CanLII 50008 (ON LA), where the grievor was employed in the Dietary Department of the hospital and had been for fifteen years. The grievor had a persistent pattern of frequent and unexpected …

Continue reading the post titled Absenteeism: When Is It Enough to Warrant Termination?
Published on: 8 Jul 2015 By

New SCC Decision Finds Paid Administrative Suspensions Can Trigger Constructive Dismissals

Most employers are familiar with the most common changes to employment contracts that can trigger a constructive dismissal: changing pay, hours, demotions, duties, work location, etc. However, in the March 2015 decision of Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, the Supreme Co…

Continue reading the post titled New SCC Decision Finds Paid Administrative Suspensions Can Trigger Constructive Dismissals