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  • November 15, 2022
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Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP recognized on The Globe and Mail’s annual list of Canada’s Best Lawyers 2023

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP recognized on The Globe and Mail’s annual list of Canada’s Best Lawyers 2023

PCM Lawyers is pleased to be listed among the law firms recognized on The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Best Lawyers 2023 for our work in Labour & Employment law. The awards list was announced on November 15, 2022, and can…

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  • November 1, 2022
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Human Rights Tribunal Denies Application Alleging Discrimination Based on Creed Related to Mandatory Vaccine Policy

Negina Khalil On September 29, 2022, in Brown v. Planet Fitness (Dundas), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed an application alleging discrimination based on creed with respect to a mandatory vaccine policy.The decision was made following a hearing in…

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  • September 14, 2022
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Temporary changes to the performance of job duties may not amount to constructive dismissal

Taylor Topliss In certain circumstances, an employer may temporarily change how an employee performs the duties of their job and it will not be considered constructive dismissal. In constructive dismissal cases, an employee must prove the employer evinced an intention…

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  • June 21, 2022
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Non-Disparagement Clause Upheld

Taylor Sterzuk Summary Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP recently represented a Municipal Police Board (the “Board) in an arbitration decision which determined that a non-disparaging comments clause in a Settlement Agreement between the Board, a Police Association (the “Union”), and a…

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  • April 27, 2022
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BC Hydro’s Mandatory Vaccine Policy was Reasonable, but Threat of Discipline was Not

Taylor Topliss Summary A recent arbitration decision, BC Hydro and Power Authority v International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 258, 2022 CanLII 25764 (BC LA), determined that BC Hydro’s mandatory vaccine policy was reasonable but the threat of discipline against…

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  • April 11, 2022
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B.C. Government Re-Introduces Automatic Union Certification

Negina Khalil On April 6, 2022, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 10 to amend the Labour Relations Code (the “Code”). The proposed changes to the Code will re-introduce a single-step certification process which enables unions to be certified,…

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  • March 16, 2022
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The Minimum Wage in British Columbia Will Increase on June 1, 2022

Taylor ToplissThe minimum wage in British Columbia will increase from $15.20 to $15.65 as of June 1, 2022. The BC Provincial Government calculated the increase based on a 2.8% average inflation rate. It appears the current provincial government intends to…

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  • March 1, 2022
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Ontario Labour Relations Board held Union Acted Properly in Representing Unvaccinated Healthcare Employees

Negina Khalil Ontario’s labour legislation, like British Columbia’s, provides an opportunity for union members to bring complaints against their union to the Labour Relations Board asserting that the union did not properly represent their interests. On January 10, 2022, the Ontario…

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