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2018 Year in Review: Atlantic Canada Labour & Employment Law Developments

We can all make 2019 a success by building on the year that was. For employers, 2018 was a year of many notable developments in labour and employment law across the country. We saw Ontario enact significant legislative changes only to roll many of them back following a turnover in government; the federal government propose significant changes to its own legislation; the #metoo movement march forward; and the legalization of cannabis put its workplace impact in the spotlight.

Atlantic Canada experienced a number of its own legal developments that regional employers should be aware of as they plan for the year ahead. Click the image below to read our 2018 Year in Review, where lawyers from the Labour & Employment practice group recap notable legislative and case law updates from each of the four Atlantic provinces.

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COVID-19 FAQ & Checklist

May 21, 2020

Chad Sullivan and Clarence Bennett As many employers resume operations during the ongoing pandemic, we have prepared a list of FAQs and a reopening checklist for businesses operating in Atlantic Canada. Do employers need to…

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Expert insights during COVID-19: an English viewpoint

May 20, 2020

Daniela Bassan, QC Using its COVID-19 Protocol, the English Technology and Construction Court (TCC) handed down remotely a decision about the role of experts in international arbitration and how multiple retainers by a global firm…

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“Won’t somebody please think of the children?”: Family status accommodation for employers during COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Ruth Trask On a typical, “normal” day in many Canadian households, adults leave home to go to work, and kids attend school or perhaps daycare. As we keep hearing, though, these are far from “normal”…

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Federal Court of Appeal confirms CRA deemed trust priority for unremitted HST – mortgage lenders beware

May 14, 2020

Maurice Chiasson, QC The Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Her Majesty the Queen on Apr. 29, 20201. This decision confirms the earlier ruling of the Federal Court in…

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New Brunswick employers returning to the new normal – what’s your plan?

May 13, 2020

Clarence Bennett and Chad Sullivan The May 8, 2020 announcement On Friday, May 8, 2020, the New Brunswick Government made a significant announcement that the province was moving into the second phase of NB’s four…

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think: forward in times of crisis

May 13, 2020

To our clients who have been innovating to protect our communities, from all of us here at Stewart McKelvey, we thank you and are proud of your efforts. As we grapple with the profound impact…

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Wiseau Studio LLC v. Harper: Room Full of Spoons is fair dealing

May 12, 2020

Nancy Rubin, QC and Sam Ward Background Wiseau Studio, LLC et al. v. Harper et al.1, a recent decision authored by Justice Schabas of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, is not just a terrifically…

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Supreme Court of Canada confirms the broad discretion of the supervising CCAA judge regarding plans of arrangement and litigation financing: 9354-9186 Québec Inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp., 2020 SCC 10

May 12, 2020

Joe Thorne and Madeleine Coats On Friday, May 8, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous written decision in 9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp., 2020 SCC 10 (the “Decision”). The case was…

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New Brunswick restricts entry of temporary foreign workers

May 12, 2020

*Last updated: May 12, 2020 (Originally published April 29, 2020) Kathleen Leighton On March 19, 2020, the Province of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 25,…

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Returning to work: COVID-19 and mental health considerations

May 11, 2020

Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR, and Charlotte Jenkins Mental health impacts of COVID-19 The mental health impacts of COVID-19 have been, and will continue to be significant and wide-spread around the world. Individuals are continuously required…

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