#WorkLawWednesday Series – Part II: What is Working Notice?

This is Part II of #WorkLawWednesday Series “I was fired. What are my options?”, aimed at providing information on the various questions that arise in the context of terminations. This week’s blog provides an introduction to the concept of working notice, and focuses…

Supreme Court of Canada Rules Against Mandatory Unpaid Standby

Can an employer with a unionized workforce require its employees to work unpaid standby shifts? In the absence of express language in the collective agreement, employers may try to impose standby under the scope of general “management rights”. Although each case will depend…

Pink Larkin Welcomes a New Associate – Daniel Wilband

Pink Larkin welcomes Daniel Wilband to our Nova Scotia Office. Dan joins Pink Larkin with a strong practice foundation in the areas of labour and employment law. Having worked closely with Justices in the Ontario Court of Appeal, receiving recognition for research in…

Supervisor Sentenced for Workplace Sexual Assault

In a decision released last Friday in R. v. J.P., 2017 NSPC 54 , Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Marc Chisholm sentenced a male supervisor for two counts of sexually assaulting a young female employee. The supervisor was given a conditional sentence of eight months….