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Key Trends In Arbitration Awards Pertaining To Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

2022-04-28T16:19:27-07:00

Since late fall 2021, we have seen a steady flow of arbitration awards emerge in Ontario and British Columbia that consider issues relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the

Key Trends In Arbitration Awards Pertaining To Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies2022-04-28T16:19:27-07:00

Arbitrator Decides Employer Could Terminate Employee Who Refused Government-Ordered Vaccination

2022-04-19T08:46:23-07:00

On April 4, 2022, in Fraser Health Authority v British Columbia General Employees' Union, 2022 CanLII 25560, Arbitrator Koml Kandola of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board dismissed the union's grievance respecting

Arbitrator Decides Employer Could Terminate Employee Who Refused Government-Ordered Vaccination2022-04-19T08:46:23-07:00

Alberta Labour Relations Board Ices Union Complaint Against Vaccination Policy

2022-04-12T13:12:28-07:00

Alberta Labour Relations Board dismisses unfair labour practice complaint against vaccination policy implemented during statutory freeze period. In Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 583 v Calgary (City), the Alberta Labour Relations

Alberta Labour Relations Board Ices Union Complaint Against Vaccination Policy2022-04-12T13:12:28-07:00

Numerous Provinces Announce The End Of Provincial Vaccine Mandates, What Does This Mean For The Future?

2022-04-13T11:15:33-07:00

On December 9, 2020, just nine months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, Health Canada authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada.

Numerous Provinces Announce The End Of Provincial Vaccine Mandates, What Does This Mean For The Future?2022-04-13T11:15:33-07:00

Material Handling: Employer Didn’t Use Due Diligence to Prevent Overhead Crane Operator Injury

2022-02-10T10:25:19-08:00

An employer was charged with 2 OHS violations after a 22-year-old assembler operating an overhead crane suffered serious head and shoulder injuries in a lifting incident. The Sask. court found

Material Handling: Employer Didn’t Use Due Diligence to Prevent Overhead Crane Operator Injury2022-02-10T10:25:19-08:00

COVID-19: Arbitrator Strikes Down Unilateral Get-Vaccinated-or-Get-Fired Policy

2022-02-10T10:13:06-08:00

The union contended that the employer violated the collective agreement by unilaterally imposing and then terminating long term care home workers for refusing to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy.

COVID-19: Arbitrator Strikes Down Unilateral Get-Vaccinated-or-Get-Fired Policy2022-02-10T10:13:06-08:00

Harassment: Employee Took Too Long to File Harassment Constructive Dismissal Case

2022-02-10T10:10:50-08:00

An employee went on medical leave in 2016 and never returned. Three years later, the company terminated her employment for frustration of contract. A month later, she sued for constructive

Harassment: Employee Took Too Long to File Harassment Constructive Dismissal Case2022-02-10T10:10:50-08:00

Ergonomics: No Proof that Repetitive Work Tasks Caused Housekeeper’s Shoulder Injury

2022-02-10T10:03:29-08:00

A housekeeper claimed she developed shoulder problems as a result of doing repetitive tasks at work. The New Brunswick WHSCC, as it was called back then, rejected her workers comp

Ergonomics: No Proof that Repetitive Work Tasks Caused Housekeeper’s Shoulder Injury2022-02-10T10:03:29-08:00

Privacy: Employer Doesn’t Have to Stop Using Allegedly Privacy-Invasive GPS App

2022-02-10T10:01:01-08:00

An elevator construction and maintenance firm issued employees a mobile device that, among other things, deploys global positioning satellite (GPS) technology to track their whereabouts during work hours. The union

Privacy: Employer Doesn’t Have to Stop Using Allegedly Privacy-Invasive GPS App2022-02-10T10:01:01-08:00

Machines: Plywood Manufacturer Fined $547,000 for Failing to Prevent Machine Injuries

2022-02-10T09:58:32-08:00

A plywood manufacturer was on the receiving end of the largest administrative monetary penalty for OHS violations in BC in 2021 (reported so far). The $547,080 penalty was for a

Machines: Plywood Manufacturer Fined $547,000 for Failing to Prevent Machine Injuries2022-02-10T09:58:32-08:00

Workers Comp: Does Workers Comp Bar Lawsuit by US Workers Injured on Canadian Soil?

2022-02-10T09:56:24-08:00

As required by industry regulations, 5 U.S. residents employed by Delta Air Lines stayed overnight in a local hotel during a layover in Vancouver. Delta paid the hotel bill and

Workers Comp: Does Workers Comp Bar Lawsuit by US Workers Injured on Canadian Soil?2022-02-10T09:56:24-08:00

Drugs & Alcohol: Black Worker Required to Acknowledge Safety-Sensitive Status Claims Racism

2022-02-10T09:10:05-08:00

An oil worker claimed that his supervisor was racist and that Suncor demanded he sign a letter acknowledging that his position was safety-sensitive and thus subject to random drug testing,

Drugs & Alcohol: Black Worker Required to Acknowledge Safety-Sensitive Status Claims Racism2022-02-10T09:10:05-08:00

Drugs & Alcohol: Being Impaired at Work Is Just Cause to Fire Safety-Sensitive Railway Worker

2022-02-10T09:07:39-08:00

A track operations foreman got fired after a post-incident test came back positive for cocaine. The union contended that the penalty was a gross over-reaction resulting from an unfair investigation.

Drugs & Alcohol: Being Impaired at Work Is Just Cause to Fire Safety-Sensitive Railway Worker2022-02-10T09:07:39-08:00

How to Comply with New Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Rules

2022-01-14T15:02:40-08:00

TDGR training must go beyond awareness and include job functions The system you use to provide workers Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) training may become obsolete on February 9,

How to Comply with New Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Rules2022-01-14T15:02:40-08:00
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