Tara Erskine interviewed as part of a CTV News Atlantic story on Employer and Employee Rights in Dealing with COVID-19.
Federal Government Proposes Amendments to Modernize Official Language Rights for the Federal Sector: Bill C-13
This Bill proposes significant amendments, with the goal of promoting substantive equality between Canada’s official languages, English and French.Read more
On December 13, 2023, the federal Pay Equity Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) authorized NAV CANADA to establish two pay equity plans, despite unanimous opposition from the affected unions. Establishing multiple plans is an exception to the presumption under section 12 of the Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) in favour of an employer creating a single pay equity plan for its entire workforce. This decision is significant as it is one of the first decisions approving, in part, an application for multiple pay equity plans.Read more
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Doubles Fine Issued to Employer for OHSA Violations Following Worker Fatality
This article provides an update on R v Hoyeck, 2021 NSSC 178, and reviews the principles that will be taken into account by the courts in assessing fines and sentencing in occupational health and safety matters.Read more