Labour & Employment

  • April 22, 2024

    What does loyalty have to do with it? | Murray Gottheil

    “Leadership is a two-way street: loyalty up and loyalty down.” ― Grace Murray Hopper

  • April 19, 2024

    Excluding ‘managers’ from collective bargaining doesn’t infringe Charter’s s. 2(d) guarantee: SCC

    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-0 that the Quebec legislature’s exemption of “managers” from a statutory definition of “employees” — thereby excluding them from collective bargaining and other protections in Quebec’s Labour Code — does not infringe the s. 2(d) Charter-guaranteed freedom of association of members of an association of first-level casino managers, which had applied to be certified under the province’s general labour relations regime.  

  • April 19, 2024

    Former partner returning to Miller Thomson

    Labour and employment lawyer Inna Koldorf is rejoining Miller Thomson as a partner in the labour and employment group at the firm’s Vaughan office. Koldorf was a partner from 2017 to 2022.

  • April 19, 2024

    CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES — Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — Freedom of association

    Appeals by Société des casinos du Québec inc. (Société) and Attorney General of Quebec from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal restoring a judgment declaring s. 1(l)(1) of the Labour Code (Code) constitutionally inoperable against the Association des cadres de la Société des casinos du Québec (Association) and its members.

  • April 18, 2024

    Manitoba may open discipline matters of health professionals, save for ‘limited exceptions’

    In a bid to boost trust and transparency in its health-care system, Manitoba’s government is proposing legislation that would open to the public discipline cases of health professionals facing “cancellation” by their regulator.

  • April 18, 2024

    Gap in the legal field diversity pipeline | Fatima Ahmed

    Diversity in the legal field is an ongoing discussion that has been occurring repeatedly within our profession’s ranks for many years. The problem was identified years ago and continues to plague the industry as a mainstream area of concern. Despite many law firms recognizing the necessity for diversity in the workplace, many of them continue to be predominantly white and male. Anecdotal and qualitative data have demonstrated repeatedly that the legal profession, while getting incrementally better, is not moving the needle enough on the diversity scale. Law firms and law schools alike often place the blame on one another. Meanwhile, the diversity pipeline is running dry, and we have yet to identify the root cause.

  • April 17, 2024

    Technological revolution in legal institutions | Tega Adjara

    The backlog of court cases has surged to crisis levels in numerous countries, prompting a critical examination of how state institutions manage this pressing issue. Despite the availability of technology, the legal industry has long been hesitant to depart from its traditional reliance on paper and ink.

  • April 17, 2024

    McLennan Ross Calgary welcomes back counsel

    Alex MacDonald has rejoined McLennan Ross’s labour and employment group in Calgary, a news release from the firm reported.

  • April 17, 2024

    Saskatchewanians invited to take accessibility survey

    Saskatchewan residents are being invited to take part in an “accessibility survey” about barriers people with disabilities face when using government “facilities, programs and services.”

  • April 17, 2024

    Digital solutions through an Indigenous lens | Lawrence Lewis

    In a world where digital transformation shapes every aspect of our lives, the narrative of technological advancement often overlooks the diverse needs and voices of Indigenous communities. But creating digital solutions through an Indigenous lens — combining traditional values through innovative pathways — gives rise to progressive structures that honour cultural significance.