Can Employers Require Mandatory Unpaid Standby Duty?

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), Association of Justice Counsel v Canada (Attorney General), 2017 SCC 55, addressed the issue of whether a unionized employer can unilaterally introduce a policy requiring employees to provide unpaid standby duty. 

Labour Arbitration: When are Damages in Lieu of Reinstatement an...

In the context of a unionized work environment, it is generally the case that when an employee is found to be terminated without cause, the employee is ordered to be reinstated.

June 9, 2016

Construction Industry Certification: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Weighs In

For many years, the Nova Scotia Labour Board has used the “snapshot” approach to construction industry union certifications.