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HTMLCourt Considers Safety, Fatigue of Replacement Workers in Granting Picketing Injunction
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
A British Columbia judge has considered an employer’s concerns for the safety of replacement workers, in granting an injunction against picketing workers.

 

HTMLOntario Ministry of Labour Inspector Charged with Extortion
Chelsea Rasmussen; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
According to a Toronto Police news release, on October 21, 2014, a Ministry of Labour Inspector was arrested and charged with breach of trust, accepting a benefit from a person having dealings with government, and extortion, after he allegedly requested money from the owner of a business after a...

 

HTMLEmployee Dismissed for Demanding Bonus and Saying that Employer “Could Fire Him”, Not For Raising Safety Concerns, Court Decides
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
An employee’s demand for a bonus and assertion that his employment relationship would not be “fruitful” and that his employer could fire him, was the reason for his dismissal, a court has decided. The dismissal was not retaliation for raising safety concerns.

 

HTMLEbola Preparedness for Employers: U.S. OSHA Launches Ebola Web Page
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an Ebola Web Page for employers providing information on Ebola and how to protect workers.

 

HTMLFailing to Correct Hazards, Pay OSHA Fines Gets U.S. Business Owner Taken into Custody
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
An Illinois business owner has been taken into custody after his business failed to correct serious trenching hazards and pay Occupational Safety and Health Administration penalties. The case illustrates the personal risk to business owners and executives who neglect occupational health and safety...

 

HTMLWorker Who Spread Rumour that MOL Inspector “Paid Off” by Company, and that Company Was Closing, Was Fired for Cause
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
A worker who contacted a Ministry of Labour inspector with safety concerns but didn’t get the answer he wanted, and then spread rumours that the MOL inspector had been “paid off” by the company, was dismissed for cause, an Ontario judge has decided.

 

HTMLNew Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Large Number of Industrial Workplaces
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
The Ontario Ministry of Labour will conduct a safety blitz of industrial workplaces from November 3rd to December 14th, 2014.

 

HTML“An Employee Does Not Necessarily Get One Free Sexual Harassment Before He Loses His Job”, Says Arbitrator in Upholding Dismissal for Facebook Harassment, Threats
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a unionized employee for one incident of sexual harassment and threats on Facebook.

 

HTMLAlberta Government Invites Feedback on Proposed Changes to Occupational Health and Safety Code
Justin Turc, Shana Wolch; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The Code applies to most employers in Alberta. Over the last few years, the Government of Alberta has conducted a review of the Code and solicited feedback on areas in want of revision.

 

HTMLEbola in Retail Establishments? How to Prepare
Diane M. Saunders; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014
News sources recently reported that one of the Dallas nurses infected with the Ebola virus visited a retail establishment before boarding a plane from Cleveland to Dallas. Since then, retailers and customers have been concerned about Ebola in the retail environment.

 


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