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Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Upholds WCAT Decision to Deny Medical Cannabis Coverage

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of medical cannabis in the context of workers’ compensation in Skinner v Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal), 2018 NSCA 23. Read more

NS Human Rights Commission Introduces Free Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Course

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission just launched a free online course for employers aimed at educating managers and employees on responding to workplace sexual harassment. Read more

Supporting Our ELA Colleagues in Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Barteaux Durnford is proud to highlight its participation with the Employment Law Alliance in raising $21,000 USD for relief efforts in Dominica following Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Read more

Labour Board to Review Casual Employee Policy

The Nova Scotia Labour Board's Policy on Casual Employees could change. Learn more about these proposed changes and how they may impact unionized workplaces.

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Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique!

We are happy to announce Barteaux Durnford has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 10 Labour and Employment boutiques! Read more

Workplace Investigations FAQs - Part Three

Reducing the cost of workplace investigations - Part 3 of Krista K. Smith's FAQs series for employers and HR professionals in Atlantic Canada

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Workplace Investigations FAQs - Part Two

But we're so busy! Krista K. Smith addresses conducting an investigation in a busy workplace in the second installment of our Workplace Investigations FAQ series. 

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Workplace Investigation FAQs - Part One

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Krista K. Smith presents the first in a three part series on FAQs regarding workplace investigations.

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Recent Changes to Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

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Challenging Bill 75

Nancy F. Barteaux, Q.C., and Courtney Barbour were recently featured in the Viewpoints section of the spring 2017 edition of Nova Voce. Nova Voce is The Canadian Bar Association’s magazine. Read more

When do I need a Workplace Investigator?

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Advice from an employment and labour lawyer for employers facing employee complaints in the workplace. When should an employer hire an external workplace investigator?

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Employee complaints and Workplace Investigations

Candid advice for employers and human resource professionals on managing employee complaints to avoid liability, litigation and damage to your organization's reputation. Part 1 of Help for Employers: Workplace Investigations

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