Call for Nominations
The National Labour & Employment Law Section is seeking nominations for a Secretary-Treasurer and up to 10 Executive Members for the term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
Employment-Related Class Action Litigation
Presented live via webconference by the CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section
May 21, 2013
This webinar will explore the current class action regime in Canada and how we have seen it used in the employment law context. We will look at some of the challenges faced in launching this type of litigation, and where plaintiffs have been successful in bringing forward these claims.
Our panel is comprised of experienced class action counsel, including counsel from the United States, who will help to shed light on some of the strategies used in employment-related class action litigation by our neighbours to the south.
Murray Tevlin, TevlinGleadle Employment Law Strategies
David O'Connor, Roy Elliott O'Connor LLP
Sarah Graves, Heenan Blaikie LLP
Allan King, Littler Mendelson
Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-45)
The new Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-45), also known as the "Jobs and Growth Act, 2012" passed third reading on December 5, 2012 in the House of Commons, was introduced in the Senate on December 6, 2012 and received Royal Assent on December 14, 2012.
Sections 219 to 232 of the Bill propose amendments to Part III of the Canada Labour Code.
Although it is impossible at this time to know whether there will be any amendments to this Bill and when it will come into force we are highlighting below some of the key amendments found in this Bill:
- Simplifies the calculation of holiday pay;
- Stipulates that vacation pay would have to be paid within thirty days following the day on which an employee ceases to be employed;
- Formalizes the procedure for filing a complaint under Part III with an inspector, including:
- the time limits for making certain complaints under Part III; and
- the reasons for which an inspector may dismiss a complaint;
- Restricts the period that may be covered by payment orders. In particular, a payment order for recovery of wages or other amounts is limited to a maximum period of 12 months before the date on which the complaint is made and to a maximum period of 24 months in the case of vacation pay;
- Creates a review process of an inspector's payment order or notice of unfounded complaint;
- Contains some "housekeeping" changes to the vocabulary.
The Executive of the National Labour and Employment Law Section has decided not to present submissions or comments on this Bill.
Chair, National Labour and Employment Law Section
LinkedIn - In order to create networking opportunities and a forum for discussion and exchange on subjects relevant to our Section, we have recently created a group on LinkedIn. This professional networking site allows you to establish connections with other professionals interested in labour and employment law; share cases and accomplishments; and will provide the Section with another means to keep you up to date on Section activities and our annual conference in Ottawa.
If you’re already a LinkedIn member, we invite you to join the CBA Labour & Employment Law Section group. You can easily do so through the sign in page. If you are not already a member, membership in LinkedIn is free and it is easy to join! You can do so by creating a profile here.
Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues that may be interested in the Labour & Employment Law Section’s activities. We look forward to meeting you on LinkedIn.
CBA Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP) 2010-2013: Call for applications
The CBA has received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to send eighteen (18) young Canadian lawyers for each of the three years to work with legal human rights and legal development organizations overseas.
For further information on the program and on how to submit your application, please visit the YLIP webpage.
More CBA Submissions
Recent issues of the Business and Corporate Bulletin - from CBA PracticeLink and National Magazine.