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Manitoba Amends Workers Compensation Act to Allow for Presumptive PTSD Coverage

By Jamie Jurczak on July 5, 2015

On June 30, 2015, Bill 35 was passed by the Manitoba provincial government amending the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) considered a presumptive workplace injury to any worker who experiences a PTSD-triggering event while on the job in Manitoba.

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Termination Clause in Agreement Struck Down

By Jeff Palamar on June 24, 2015

Regular employees may be terminated at any time without cause upon being given the minimum period of notice prescribed by applicable legislation, or by being paid salary in lieu of such notice or as may otherwise be required by applicable legislation.

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TM@Work Quick Notes

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on June 24, 2015

Manitoba Minimum Wage Increase The most recent provincial budget included a plan to increase the minimum wage to $11.00, effective October 1, 2015. The minimum wage is currently $10.70 per hour effective October 1, 2014, which marked the 14th straight…

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Constructive Dismissal:  When (and how) can you suspend?

By Peter Mueller, Ken Dolinsky on June 16, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) had to decide whether an employee had been dismissed when his employer placed him on an indefinite, paid suspension. Read more…

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Dialin’ in the Importance of Safe Driving Policies

By Jamie Jurczak, Peter Mueller on June 10, 2015

A survey of laws across Canada reveals that every province and territory, with the exception of Nunavut, has implemented a law against driving while using cell phones. (See the chart at the end for the applicable laws in each jurisdiction.)…

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Lawsuit Alleging Breach of The Employment Standards Code Allowed to Proceed

By Peter Mueller on January 7, 2015

A recent Manitoba Court decision has given employers cause for concern about potential liability under The Employment Standards Code (“the Code”). The decision in Hutlet v. 4093887 Canada Ltd. and 4093879 Canada Ltd. involved a claim for unpaid overtime by an…

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – is your business compliant?

By Shereese Qually, Ryan Turner on June 4, 2014

Does your business use electronic marketing? Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) comes into force on July 1, 2014.  CASL will greatly affect how businesses in Canada use electronic marketing (including e-mails, text messages and social media messages). CASL will be…

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New Directions and RM of Springfield Resolve Human Rights and Charter Dispute

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on May 9, 2014

New Directions

Taylor McCaffrey LLP was honoured to work with the Public Interest Law Centre to pursue important rights under The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and The Human Rights Code of Manitoba on behalf of our clients, including New Directions. …

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TM@Work Spring 2014 Newsletter

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on May 8, 2014

TM@Work Newsletter

The spring 2014 edition of the TM@Work newsletter is now available.  Click here to read the latest news and tips about legislative changes (effective April 1, 2014) and CASL – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (effective July 1, 2014).

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The 2014 Pro Bono Award

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on January 27, 2014

Taylor McCaffrey congratulates the New Directions Team who was presented with the 2014 Pro Bono Award at the 2014 MBA Mid-Winter Awards Luncheon for their success in advancing the right of persons living with disabilities to choose where to live, to…

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