Laura Buckingham

Laura Buckingham

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Reasonable Notice and the Older Worker

There was once an expectation that workers would retire by age 65. That expectation is changing. For a variety of reasons, many workers now want or expect to work later in life. As it can no longer be assumed that...more

3/31/2014 - ADEA Age Discrimination Employer Liability Issues

Supreme Court Speaks On Random Alcohol Testing

The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in a much-anticipated case about random alcohol testing in the workplace. In a split decision, a majority of the Court decided that a policy requiring employees in a New...more

6/19/2013 - Alcohol Testing Canada Unions Wine & Alcohol Workplace Hazards

A Catch to a Release

A signed release provides peace of mind that all disputes are resolved and there will be no further claims, complaints, or legal action. Or does it? Two recent Ontario cases remind us that a signature alone is not a...more

5/22/2013

Alberta Court of Appeal Maintains Injunction Postponing Random Drug Testing

The Alberta Court of Appeal, in a 2 to 1 decision released December 5, 2012, has kept an injunction in place to prevent Suncor from implementing random drug testing of employees until a union grievance can be heard....more

12/12/2012 - Drug Testing Injunctions Unions

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