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Dec 10, 2015

By Mike MacLellan

Vancouver Church May Need Supplementary Collection Plates to Pay Damages to Wrongfully-Dismissed Pastor

Here’s something you probably didn’t expect: the British Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that the Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church owe...

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Oct 29, 2015

By Mike MacLellan

Court Just Says “No”: Employer did not Discriminate when it Terminated Employee Addicted to Cocaine

Recent case law has reflected changing attitudes toward and evolving understanding of drug dependence in the workplace.  For examples, drug de...

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Oct 22, 2015

By Kelsey Orth

Know When to Fold ‘Em: Court Calls Employer’s Bluff on Mitigation

Ever since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the now-famous (at least in employment circles) Evans v. Teamsters case, employers have had a new &l...

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Oct 15, 2015

By Angela Wiggins

Responding to Employee Complaints: the Requirements of Employer Investigations

In any workplace, it is possible, if not likely, that people will not always get along. When employee incidents happen and complaints are made, it ...

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Oct 1, 2015

Here We Go Again: Employer Ordered to Pay $65,250 to Employee Who Did Not Work For Even One Day!

By now we all know that Courts are reluctant to enforce provisions in employment contracts that seek to limit the amount of termination notice prov...

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Sep 24, 2015

By Angela Wiggins

One Strike and You Could be Out: The Supreme Court Denies Leave to a Decision Upholding Termination for Cause Based on a Single Incident

Can an employer terminate an employee with just cause for a single incident which breaches the trust fundamental to an employment relationship? The...

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Aug 6, 2015

Employers: Are Your Contractors Independent or Dependent? The Wrong Answer Could Cost You

One of the benefits to employers who hire independent contractors to assist in the workplace is that there is no obligation to provide reasonable n...

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Jul 23, 2015

By Mike MacLellan

Court Upholds Journalist’s Co$tly Breach of Confidentiality - Strike 2 for Jan Wong

In August of 2013 CCP wrote this article about Jan Wong, a long-time writer for the Globe and Mail, who was ordered to repay the money she received...

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Feb 5, 2015

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Without Cause Dismissal under the Canada Labour Code

Federally-regulated employees may be dismissed on a without cause basis under the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”). This was the conclus...

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Jan 29, 2015

Relying on After-Acquired Cause to Set Aside Settlement Agreement

After an employee has been dismissed without cause, an employer can allege cause if misconduct of the employee is discovered after the dismissal &n...

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