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Continued Expansion of OHS-Related Workplace Harassment and Bullying Requirements: Policies Required in British Columbia

By: Cheryl Edwards and Daniel Mayer For readers following the progress of ever-expanding OHS statutory obligations relating to violence and harassment, there is a new development worth note in B.C. Most Canadian jurisdictions have now defined workplace violence as a hazard and set out obligations such as requirements for policies, risk assessments, training and other…

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SCC: Special Education is Not a “Luxury”

On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision in Moore v. British Columbia (Education), 2012 SCC 61 that could have serious cost implications for provincial Ministries of Education and school boards across the country dealing with special needs children.  The decision dealt with a young student suffering from a form…

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BC Labour Board Finds Target not a Successor Employer to Zellers

In a highly anticipated decision, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (“BCLRB”) ruled yesterday that Target Canada’s takeover of a Zellers store in Burnaby, B.C. did not make the U.S. retailer a successor employer under B.C.’s Labour Relations Code. In 2010-11, Target Corp. announced its expansion into Canada. As part of that expansion, Target entered…

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