Labour and Employment

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#MeToo and #IWill: How to promote a respectful workplace

By Shereese Qually on December 13, 2017

How to promote a respectful workplace Prairie Manufacturer Article

It all started with Harvey Weinstein. This, of course, isn’t accurate in that allegations of sexual harassment against powerful figures certainly predate the October claims against the media mogul. In the weeks and months following, however, we have seen a…

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Q&A With The Winnipeg Chamber: Transgender employees and Manitoba workplaces

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

This summer saw Winnipeggers take to the streets for the first time in a Transgender March and Rally as part of Pride – a sign of increasing efforts to bring political and public attention to trans rights. Cynthia Lazar an Associate at Taylor McCaffrey…

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Exclusion of Medical Marijuana From Benefits Plan Contrary to Human Rights Act

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

In Skinner v Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, 2017 CanLII 3240, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry had to determine whether the Board of Trustees of his employee benefits fund violated Mr. Skinner’s rights under…

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Can you discipline an employee for absenteeism?

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on May 17, 2017

Employers to learn about legal issues from lawyers at Employment Law Alliance Conference Can you discipline an employee for absenteeism? That’s one of the questions Jeff Palamar, a partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, will be addressing at the Employment Law Alliance…

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An interview with Taylor McCaffrey’s Jamie Jurczak about workplace safety

By Jamie Jurczak on May 15, 2017

Jamie Jurczak, a partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, was interviewed on CJOB in February for Bold Radio, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s radio show. CJOB’s Richard Cloutier interviewed Jamie about workplace safety laws in Manitoba, and the legal obligations companies…

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Jeff Palamar featured by SDRCC

By Jeff Palamar on February 7, 2017

Taylor McCaffrey’s Jeff Palamar is featured in the February 2017 issue of “In The Neutral Zone“, the newsletter of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Jeff is one of about 40 SDRCC arbitrators from across the country. Jeff is…

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Labour and Employment Law: Year in Review and What to Expect in 2017 Webinar

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on January 18, 2017

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is the Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, a world-wide network of over than 3,000 lawyers providing labour and employment law expertise in over 120 countries around the world. Last year saw a dramatic increase in…

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Legal Tips Salons and Stylists Need to Know

By Elizabeth Mitchell on January 9, 2017

LEGAL TIPS SALONS AND STYLISTS NEED TO KNOW

Salon owners face unique challenges in operating their businesses. One such challenge is recruiting and retaining talented and productive stylists. When the stylists do well, the salon does well. However, hairstyling is also a relationship driven profession, and clients may…

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The Labour Relations Amendment Act Expands Secret Ballot Representation Votes

By Ken Dolinsky on November 25, 2016

The Manitoba government has changed the process for unions trying to get bargaining rights with union-free employers. On November 10, 2016, the Manitoba government passed Bill 7, The Labour Relations Amendment Act. Under the new law, a union seeking to…

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Benefits Administration and Employee Privacy Rights

By Cynthia Lazar on September 28, 2016

In Rocktenn Co. of Canada Inc. and USW, Local 1-830, 2015 CarswellMan 547 (Peltz), the employer, in order to fulfill its obligations under the collective agreement, contracted with an insurer to provide weekly indemnity benefits to its employees. The benefits…

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