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HTMLNova Scotia Supreme Court Awards $500,000 in Punitive Damages in Ltd Case
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. v. Brine, 2014 NSSC 219, National Life (and later its successor Industrial Alliance) alleged Brine had received undisclosed CPP and Superannuation disability benefits resulting in a substantial overpayment of $99,506.64. Brine had also...

 

HTMLTsilhqot'in Nation - An East Coast Perspective
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released one of the most significant aboriginal law decisions since Marshall - Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (also known as the William decision). This decision could have considerable impact on aboriginal land title claims...

 

HTMLOne final reminder - Are You Ready for Anti-Spam?
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Any individual, business or organization that uses email, text messages or social networks to promote their products and services should take note of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and its accompanying regulations. Effective July 1, 2014, the new law will regulate electronic interaction and...

 

HTMLProfessional Partnerships Breathe Easier
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its much awaited decision in McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, holding that most legal (and other professional) partnerships are not subject to Human Rights obligations to partners, because there is no "employment relationship"...

 

HTMLSurprise Amendments to the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Act
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Yesterday, Monday June 2, 2014, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced brand new (and unexpected) amendments to the Labour Relations Act.

 

HTMLSafety Begins With You: What Construction Employers in Atlantic Canada Need to Know About Occupational Health and Safety
Michelle McCann, Rebecca Saturley; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014
Workplace injury and death is highest in the construction industry. In 2008, the Federal Government recorded an average of 24.5 injuries annually per 1,000 employees in the construction industry. Given these statistics, it is in a construction employer's best interest to take all reasonable...

 

HTMLUnionization and Its Impact in the Construction Industry
Stephen J. Carpenter, Richard (Rick) M. Dunlop, Sacha D. Morisset, Stephen F. Penney; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014
Non-union employers in Atlantic Canada's construction industry should be aware of the relative ease with which they can become unionized and the significant impact that unionization can have on the operation of their businesses.

 

HTMLRecent Construction Industry Safety Violation Discipline Decisions: Due Diligence Means Enforcing Rules
Clarence L. Bennett, Alison Strachan; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014
Effective health and safety programs must meet provincial occupational health and safety standards and employers must always exercise due diligence in taking steps to meet those standards. Ongoing enforcement of a health and safety program is a must. If not, it is arguable that the employer is not...

 

HTMLUnionized and Non-Unionized Management Rights in the Construction Industry: The Newfoundland and Labrador Snapshot
Ruth E. Trask; Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014
Has your Newfoundland-based construction company recently been certified by a union, or are you contemplating the use of a union subcontractor on your worksite? There are a number of unique features of the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. This article will make you aware of just...

 

HTMLChanges to the Canada Labour Code
Stewart McKelvey;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
Federally regulated employers should be aware of changes to the Canada Labour Code ("the Code") effective April 1, 2014, namely subsections 219 and 223-231 of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, chapter 31 of the Statutes of Canada (also referred to as Bill C-45). The changes are briefly...

 


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