Mandatory Health and Safety Training for All Workers and Supervisors

In a previous edition of EMPlawyers Update, we made our readers aware of the potential new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act). On November 15, 2013, existing Regulation 780/94 – Training Programs was revoked and the new Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation […]

Alberta Privacy Legislation Violates Freedom of Expression

In a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada, Alberta privacy legislation that prohibited the capture and publicizing of workers crossing a picket-line was declared invalid as a disproportionate restriction on freedom of expression. During a 300-day labour relations dispute, an Alberta casino employed replacement workers. As the Union picketed the casino, it took […]

Court of Appeal Increases Fine Levied Against Owners

Convictions for criminal negligence under the Criminal Code have become all the more onerous for business owners after the Ontario Court of Appeal levied a $750,000 fine against a business owner late last year. In a prior edition of EMPlawyers Update, we informed our readers of the tragic events of the R. v. Metron Construction […]