Is an employee’s repeated failure to participate in the accommodation process just cause for termination?
The duty to accommodate requires the employer, the union and the employee to cooperate. In Service Employees International Union - West v Wynyard CARRES Inc., the grievor claimed that she required… Read More
WorkSafe Saskatchewan releases 2023-2028 Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy
On March 13, 2023, WorkSafe Saskatchewan released the 2023-2028 Fatalities and Serious Injuries Strategy. The Strategy outlines key areas of focus for the next five years and includes some important… Read More
A lesson to employers: Allege cause at time of termination or forever hold your peace
Employers in Alberta may terminate employees with or without just cause – but it can be difficult for them to change course after an employee is terminated, as a recent… Read More
Managing mental health leaves and accommodations in the workplace
Supporting the mental health of employees has become an important reality for employers — not only as a recruitment tool, but to keep current employees engaged and lessen the chances… Read More
Manitoba’s Accessible Employment Standard and Accessibility Fund
Update: The Manitoba government is currently accepting applications for grants of up to $50,000 from the Manitoba Accessibility Fund, for organizations that will promote accessibility and remove barriers for people… Read More
How municipalities can crack down on snooping
Municipal employees often have access to large volumes of sensitive personal information. In some circumstances, employees may be tempted to “snoop” through that information for reasons unrelated to their jobs.… Read More
Addressing labour challenges in agriculture with foreign recruits
One of the bigger issues facing the agriculture sector is the limited labour pool in Canada. Many employers who are looking for workers from outside of Canada to fill job… Read More
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to become stat holiday in B.C.
The Government of British Columbia has joined other provinces and territories that have designated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday. On February 7, the province announced it… Read More
New year, new Alberta OHS requirements. Are you ready?
The Government of Alberta recently announced that a number of changes to the province’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code will come into effect on March 31, 2023. As required under… Read More
Provincial union employees must cross federal picket lines or risk the consequences
A group of provincially regulated unions’ refusal to cross a picket line of federally regulated workers constituted an illegal strike, according to a recent decision from the British Columbia Labour… Read More