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Taylor McCaffrey
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission (the "MHRC") enforces and administers Manitoba's Human Rights Code (the "Code").
MLT Aikins LLP
Employers are often unaware that human rights protections extend to not only the protection of employees, but to job applicants in the pre-employment stage as well.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Les victimes alléguées de travail forcé et de torture aux mains d'un État étranger peuvent-elles poursuivre une entreprise canadienne au Canada pour complicité alléguée dans ces atteintes?
Devry Smith Frank LLP
As a tenant you have rights including the right to privacy and the right to notice upon a landlord's entry into your premise. As a renter, you should be aware that there are questions that a landlord simply cannot ask you.
Below are the key government announcements made on May 9 and 10, 2020 that touch on workplace issues. We also summarize "in case you missed it" ("ICYMI") stories from the previous week.
Siskinds LLP
On February 28, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya, 2020 SCC 5. By a narrow five-four majority, the SCC held Canadian companies may be sued for breaching of Customary International Law ("CIL"), abroad.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Last week, WorkSafeBC and the BC Human Rights Commission both published guidance for employers in British Columbia on workplace health and safety and on discrimination,
Clark Wilson LLP
The BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner recently released two publications that deal with COVID-19 issues relating to employment. One is a statement from the Commissioner and the other addresses...
Bennett Jones LLP
A small group of former Eritrean workers has won a narrow, but important, preliminary victory at the Supreme Court of Canada in a British Columbia lawsuit that alleges human rights abuses...
The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges and significant uncertainty in a number of areas, including human rights law.
Below are the key government announcements made on April 2, 2020 that touch on workplace issues. These changes will undoubtedly affect many of your businesses.
MLT Aikins LLP
Nevsun Resources Ltd. ("Nevsun"), a publicly traded British Columbia corporation, built and operated the Bisha mine in Eritrea.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Can alleged victims of forced labour and torture at the hands of a foreign state sue a Canadian company in Canada for alleged complicity with those harms? In Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya et al.,
Lenczner Slaght
In its February 28, 2020 decision, Nevsun Resources Ltd v Araya, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed a claim by three Eritrean citizens against a British Columbia ...
WeirFoulds LLP
This decision will likely have significant implications for Canadian companies with operations in foreign jurisdictions.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
Following our earlier updates on January 29, 2020 and March 9, 2020, on March 12, 2020, the Ontario Government announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will be ...
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
The ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya, 2020 SCC 5 acts as a reminder to Canadian companies with international ...
McLennan Ross LLP
As of March 9, 2020, 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, have appeared in four provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Public health officials are warning of the critical role that schools could play in slowing the spread of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
WeirFoulds LLP
On March 5, 2020, the Integrity Commissioner, the Honourable J. David Wake, made a conflict of interest determination about the recent appointment to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)...
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