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If an employee negotiates a termination package with an employer but does not sign a release, can they successfully claim additional pay in lieu of notice in a court action? Interestingly, the Ontario Superior Court recently held that the answer for one employee in these circumstances was “no.”
Regional Insurance Case Law Updates from Across the Region.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62, reaffirms the fundamental right to freedom of expression during labour disputes, even at the expense of personal privacy.
On January 2, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will re-open the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program, which allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents in immigrating to Canada as permanent residents. This comes after CIC put a pause on accepting new applications to the PGP sponsorship program to address a massive backlog that had been causing wait times of eight years or more.
Bullying and harassment in the school system, in the workplace and online has been receiving significant attention in the media over the past few years, but unfortunately, what constitutes bullying or harassment is generally not well understood.