Canadian Employment News Series - October 2015

Canadian Employment News Series

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This month’s newsletter features articles on the status of employees who cross the picket line during a labour dispute, the Public Interest Disclosure and Wrongdoing Act that came into force in Yukon, and what happens when an employment contract includes a clause that states an employee is entitled to a specific amount as an indemnity in the event that their employment is terminated without cause.

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  • Collective bargaining: employees who cross the picket line in a labour dispute
    28 OCT 2015
    Canadian Employment News Series

    When an employer carries on business during a strike or lockout, one of the difficult questions has been the status of employees who cross the picket line to work during the labour dispute. 

    This bulletins highlights a particular case to showcase how the status of employees under these circumstances is determined.

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  • Liquidated damages clause in employment contract backfires on Quebec employer
    28 OCT 2015
    Canadian Employment News Series

    What happens when an employment contract includes a clause that states that an employee is entitled to a specific amount as an indemnity in the event that their employment is terminated without cause? Which law applies – Quebec civil law or the law of the parties (i.e., the contract)? Keep reading to find out.

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  • New whistleblower legislation now in effect in Yukon
    28 OCT 2015
    Canadian Employment News Series

    The Public Interest Disclosure and Wrongdoing Act came into force in Yukon on June 15, 2015. The Act covers select public sector organizations and gives their employees a reporting mechanism to report on conduct that is illegal, dangerous to the public, or injurious to the public interest.

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