$200,000 Fine for First Ontario Corporation Convicted of Criminal Negligence Causing Death Following Workplace Accident

On Friday, July 13, 2012, Metron Construction Corporation was fined $200,000 following its June 15th guilty plea to a charge of criminal negligence causing death. Metron is the first corporation in Ontario to be convicted of criminal negligence under amendments...

Harassing One's Superior Is a Felony

By Jean-Benoît Cottin According to article L. 1152-1 of the French Labour Code, "Employees shall not be subjected to repeated actions constituting moral harassment, which intentionally or unintentionally result in the deterioration of their working conditions and are likely to...

Personal Data Transfer

The transfer of the personal data of employees to another company, even one from the same group, especially when the transfer is abroad, requires specific written consent of the employee, unless there is a specific exception in the law for...

Not Everyone Can be a Witness to the Handing of a Notice of Termination

The Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data is of the opinion that an employee participating in a termination meeting where a notice is to be given to another employee must have official authorization for the processing of personal...

Сriminal Cases are Initiated in Connection with Unjustified Refusal in Russia

According to Russian employment legislation, unjustified refusal may lead to criminal liability for the employer. The press centre of Investigation Committee of the Prosecution Office (SKP) of the Russian Federation informed, two criminal cases had been initiated in connection with...

Union Files Criminal Charges Against Employer Following Workplace Accident

The United Steel Workers have commenced a private prosecution against Weyerhaeuser, a leading forest products company, on charges of criminal negligence causing death by filing an Information in the Provincial Court of British Columbia.  This is the first time a...

Google Execs Convicted of Violating Italian Privacy Law

On February 24, 2010, a Milan court convicted Google's Chief Legal Officer, Global Privacy Counsel, and a former member of Google Italy's board of directors for violating Italian privacy law and imposed a six-month, suspended jail sentence.  The case stemmed...

Criminal Charges Filed Following Workplace Accident

In what should serve as a stark reminder for both employers and individuals, police in Ontario have charged a corporate employer and two individuals with criminal negligence causing death after a fatal workplace accident at a construction project.  These events...