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Workplace Injuries – Who You Gonna Call?

In 2014, there were 29 occupational fatalities caused by motor vehicle incidents, 59 occupational fatalities caused by workplace incidents, 81 fatalities caused by occupational disease, and 55,245 disabling injury claims in the Province of Alberta. To best respond to emergencies, employers should prepare by, among other things, identifying and familiarizing themselves with reporting requirements under … Continue Reading

Top 5 Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Constructive Dismissal

The recent Supreme Court of Canada case – Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission (“Potter”) – has received much attention. The Supreme Court found that an indefinite suspension with pay, coupled with delegation of powers to another employee, was a constructive dismissal. In our view, Potter does not represent a change in the … Continue Reading