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CBA Labour and Employment Law Section

CBA Labour and Employment Law Section articles are published under the banner Perspectives. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editor.

Editor: Michael Watt

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Provincial rules apply to federal workers’ compensation claims

  • June 30, 2014
  • David Debenham and Ruba El-Sayegh

Should a federal worker be denied his or her federal benefits because of restrictions in provincial legislation? Should a federal worker injured in a federal park be treated differently if the park happens to be in Alberta rather than New Brunswick?

Labour & Employment

If you want to set up shop, you’ll have to pay the price

  • June 30, 2014
  • Jennifer A. Craig

Dr. Stephanie Rhebergen signed a three-year agreement with a veterinary clinic after she obtained her licence to practice, in order to obtain her necessary hands-on training. Included was a clause that required her to pay a certain amount…

Labour & Employment

Does the Charter protect the right to strike?

  • March 16, 2014
  • Brenda Comeau

This fall the SCC showed itself willing to revisit earlier rulings on high-profile topics such as prostitution and physician-assisted suicide. Its decision to hear a case in which it will reconsider its position on the right to strike…

Labour & Employment

Top five human rights decisions of 2013

  • March 16, 2014
  • Kathryn L. Meehan

Kathryn L. Meehan of Hicks Morley took on the difficult task of narrowing down 2013’s human rights decisions to the top five. Read on to discover her choices, and her thoughts about what message they send to employers.

Labour & Employment

Case comment: R v. XI Technologies Inc.

  • March 16, 2014
  • Krish Maharaj and Walter Pavlic, Q.C.

An employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of employees extends even to unconventional circumstances – like a marketing gimmick to entertain clients – as long as the employee is carrying out an act to benefit the employer.

Labour & Employment