Bad faith dismissal
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - Filed in: Courts | Arbitration
Court confirms arbitrator's remedial authority to award damages for lost income, mental distress and pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages. Read More...
Defamation: Internet Hyperlinks
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Filed in: Courts
In Crookes v. Newton, the Supreme Court of Canada found that a simple reference–like a hyperlink–to defamatory information is not the type of act that can constitute publication. Read More...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Filed in: Arbitration
In face of prima facie complaint of discrimination, employer has positive obligation to hire probationary employee or provide reasons for failure to do so. Read More...
A policy imposing tougher requirements on retired teachers not age discrimination.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - Filed in: Human Rights
In Law v. Thames Valley District School Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal held a school board policy requiring retired teachers, but not new teacher's college graduates, to be certified in one or more of French, special education, music, or technology before they could be placed on the occasional teacher list was not discriminatory on the basis of age. Read More...
Koskie presents seminar on Wills and Estates.
Monday, September 12, 2011 - Filed in: Personal
Koskie presents seminar on Wills and Estates. Read More...
Mandatory retirement of Air Canada pilots at age 60 is bona fide occupational requirement
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - Filed in: Human Rights
In Vilven and Kelly v. Air Canada and Air Canada Pilots Association, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dismissed a complaint by two Air Canada pilots alleging that the airline's mandatory retirement policy constitutes prohibited age-based discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Read More...
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - Filed in: Courts
The intention of the parties counts when determining whether it is an employer or contractor relationship. Read More...
Real Estate Agent Liable for Vendor Misstatement
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - Filed in: Courts
In the case of Krawchuk v. Scherbak, the Ontario Court of Appeal held a real estate agent and her employer equally liable with the sellers for negligent misstatement in filling out a Seller Property Information Statement. Read More...
Congratulations West Wind Group of Companies!
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - Filed in: General Interest
West Wind Aviation was again designated as one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.” Read More...
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - Filed in: General Interest
Cold hard facts and scientific evidence seldom change the minds of those who already hold a strong opinion. Read More...
F*ck you. Pay me.
Friday, April 08, 2011 - Filed in: General Interest
Please forgive the title. I have copied it from the link you will find in the body of this blog. Read More...
Notice of Resignation
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - Filed in: Courts
You cannot shorten a resignation date without cause. Read More...
Our Deepest Fear
Friday, February 25, 2011 - Filed in: General Interest
|Nelson Mandela quoted this from Marianne Williamson in his 1994 Presidential Inauguration speech.|
Court Ruling on Same-sex Marriage Ceremonies
Monday, January 10, 2011 - Filed in: Courts
|The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ruled that possible legislative amendments that would allow marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies were unconstitutional.|