Showing Tag: Employment Law & Labour Law

Are You Being Sued by a Bankrupt Plaintiff? Here’s what you need to know!

Unfortunately, there are too many occasions where a defendant in an action declares bankruptcy, which results in a stay on proceedings and…

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Guarantee THIS! How to Correctly Enforce a Guarantee

I’m sure at some stage in our lives, we have all either been or needed a guarantor. Mother or father standing in…

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Employee Surveillance

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” George Orwell wrote that in 1984, a novel…

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The Two Things You Need To Prove For Constructive Dismissal

We often meet with employees who face unwanted changes to their employment situation imposed on them by their employer. Sometimes this may…

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One Month Per Year – The Rule Of Thumb That Isn’t

In my legal practice I often advise clients in situations of dismissals without cause. A frequent issue is pay in lieu of…

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The Legal Rules Around Nanny Shares

With the influx of people moving to Saskatchewan for employment opportunities, the shortage of regulated child care spaces is a problem. Many…

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Arbitrator Upholds Firing of Employee Who Improperly Accessed Health Records

Health records are among the most sensitive and protected materials. Despite these characteristics, it has been very difficult to terminate employees who…

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Employee v. Independent Contractor: Still A Fine Line

The other day I was reviewing recent decisions of the Saskatchewan Courts for new cases in the area of employment law and…

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Enforcing Restrictions In Employment Contracts

Restrictive covenants, such as non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, are common contractual tools for business owners trying to protect intangible assets, such as…

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Does Paying Severance Undermine Just Cause?

Employers often face a dilemma when they terminate an employee for just cause; should any severance pay be provided to the employee?…

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Human Rights in Condominiums

To understand how much of an impact condominium living is having on the Saskatchewan landscape, one needs only drive through some major…

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How Private Are Employer-Provided Electronic Devices?

Employers often provide employees with computers, tablets and smart phones to use while performing their duties. These are usually intended to fulfill…

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