Global Employment Law

Significant Decisions in Labour, Employment, Human Rights, and Pension Law in 2009

In the last year, Canadian courts have tackled a wide range of legal issues that are relevant to employers.  In the employment law context alone, the courts have considered the obligation of departing employees, the enforceability of non-competition covenants, and the ability of employees to commence a class action to seek damages for unpaid overtime pay. 

To keep employers up to date on developments in the law, Heenan Blaikie's national labour and employment law practice has prepared a paper entitled " Recent Developments in Labour and Employment, Pension & Benefits and OHS/Workers Compensation" (pdf).  The paper provides an overview of developments in the areas of employment, human rights, pensions, benefits, federal and provincial labour, workplace privacy, occupational health and safety, and workers' compensation law in  2009.