Workplace Wire

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Will the LinkedIn Injunction Come to Canada?

While the Rolodex may be a thing of the past, its functional successor lives on in social networking sites such as LinkedIn.  It’s no surprise then that companies encourage their employees to create profiles, share content, and “connect” with current and potential customers. But what happens when an employee leaves the organization to hang up…

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Superior Court enjoins Loblaws from maintaining minimum scheduling requirements

In an extraordinary decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has just granted an interlocutory injunction prohibiting Loblaws Companies Limited and Loblaws Supermarkets Limited (“Loblaws”) from maintaining minimum scheduling requirements for part-time employees, pending resolution of outstanding grievance arbitrations on the issue. See: Sawyer v. Loblaws, 2011 ONSC 7251.   The decision is particularly troublesome…

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