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Canada – EU Free Trade Agreement: Canada’s Labour Market Continues to Integrate into the Global Marketplace

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The federal government announced on Friday, October 18th that Canada and the European Union (“EU”) have come to a “political agreement” on free trade.  The agreement, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”), has been called the most comprehensive free trade agreement ever signed by Canada. The agreement indeed appears highly comprehensive, addressing…

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Human Rights Tribunal Decision Highlights Difficulties with Adult ADHD and Accommodation Requests

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By:  Shane D. Todd and Kevin MacNeill A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) highlights the difficulties that employers may face when dealing with employees claiming accommodation needs based on Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”). At the same time, the decision provides some guidance as to when an employer…

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