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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., was 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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News for Employers

As a law firm dedicated to management-side employment and labour law in Atlantic Canada, we know how hard it can be for employers and human resource professionals to stay current... Read more

Human Rights: Emerging Issues

In our recent six-part seminar, we spoke with employers about various concerns including workplace discrimination. General information was provided on both the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act and the Canadian... Read more

Notes on Constructive Dismissal

Barteaux Durnford offers customized seminars for employers, tailored to fit your needs, your business sector. Today, Barteaux Durnford hosted a seminar to help employers in six areas where organizations want... Read more

Employee Misconduct

Seminar highlights for employers on employee misconduct in and outside of the workplace, social media policies, workplace romance, and reputation management.

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Hiring Tips: the best employees, the best terms

Highlights from Barteaux Durnford's seminar for Human Resource professionals on legal hiring practices. Topics include: applications, interviews, the Human Rights Act, prohibited grounds, safe interview questions, avoiding discrimination, assessment tools, job offers and employment clauses.

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Marijuana in the Workplace

Seminar notes for employers on marijuana use in the workplace, including: medical marijuana, duty to accommodate, employee obligations, impairment, drug testing and drug policies in the workplace.

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