As of July 1, 2010, employers convicted of offences under sections 236 and 237 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) may be fined substantial amounts, the fines having been increased by a factor of six: since January 2011, the maximum fine for an offence under section 237 OHSA has been $300,000.
On appeal from the Court of Appeal for New Brunswick: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., 2013 SCC 34
The Supreme Court has just released a much awaited decision concerning non‑competition and non-solicitation clauses in an agreement for the sale of assets, in the situation where the purchaser undertakes to the vendor to employ the vendor after they enter into the sale contract.
In a decision written by Abella and Cromwell JJ., the Court was asked to determine whether Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) infringes a union’s right to freedom of expression.
A long-awaited decision of the Quebec Superior Court in the Timminco CCAA matter has decided upon the priority ranking of pension deemed trusts.
Class Actions: the Supreme Court of Canada Reaffirms the Flexibility of the Conditions for the Authorization of a Class Action in Quebec
On January 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered an important decision in class action matters in the case of Vivendi Canada Inc. v. Dell’ Aniello, 2014 SCC 1.