Employment & Labour News

SCC Affirms Law Around Random Drug Testing in the Workplace Ahead of Legalization of Cannabis

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal in Suncor Energy Inc v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313. Read more

SCC Broadens Scope of Workplace Discrimination

The "gig economy" and the 21st century workplace Read more

New PTSD Presumptions for Workers in Nova Scotia and PEI

Preparing for changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act Read more

Be Careful When Using Term Contracts in the “Gig Economy”

The rise of the term contract in the “gig economy” Read more

Are Your Company’s Termination Clauses Enforceable?

When hiring a new employee or starting a new job, few of us imagine what will happen if that employment relationship ends. Read more

How Might the “Right to Disconnect” Impact Your Workplace?

The challenge of the “always on” workplace Read more

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

“Safe Spaces Make Great Workplaces” Read more

Supporting Our ELA Colleagues in Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Dominica 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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