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Language Laws and Quebec Workplaces

Every few years we see an evolution of the French language laws in Quebec. Bill 96 is the latest example employers need to know.
Arbitrator Upholds Religious Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Arbitrator Upholds Religious Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Whether or not you can lose your job for refusing to be vaccinated, and how medical or religious exemptions factor in, will be an on-going issue for employers and their employees.
Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021

More Proposed Changes to Employment Laws

If Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 is passed into legislation, then the following proposed changes will become law.
Change of Substratum: Are Employment Contracts Enforceable After Substantial Changes?

Change of Substratum: Are Employment Contracts Enforceable After Substantial Changes?

What happens when an employee’s job has changed so much that the relationship is completely different than it was when they signed their contract of employment?
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Can the Loss of a Work Permit lead to Frustration of Contract?

The answer to the question posed by the title of this week’s blog is, in short: yes, it can. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it always will.
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The High Cost of Misclassifying Workers

In Liebreich v. Farmers of North America, the employer was ordered to pay damages to a worker after the Court held that the worker was, in fact, a dependent contractor and not an independent contractor as alleged by the employer.
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Are Uber drivers “employees”?

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has created hope for gig workers across the country as it allowed a class action to proceed seeking confirmation that Uber drivers are actually employees.