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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2015 By

Peter Dillon Recognized by Lexpert as Leading Franchise Lawyer

Peter Dillon, the head of our franchise, licensing and distribution law group has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most consistently recommended practitioners in the area of franchise law. Licensed in both Canada and the United States, Dillon restric…

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