Federal Court of Appeal lays out test for family status discrimination as it relates to childcare matters
The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") issued two decisions on May 2, 2014, in which it laid out the test for family status discrimination as it relates to childcare matters. Subject to a further appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, this test is binding on federally regulated employers. The two cases are: read more »
California court: poisoning coworker was outside scope of employment, employer not vicariously liable
Montague et al. v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., No. D063385 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014).
US National Labor Relations Board: Northwestern U scholarship football players are employees, can unionize
The US National Labor Relations Board (N.L.R.B.) ruled today that Northwestern University scholarship football players are employees and therefore can unionize and bargain collectively. The ruling was contained in a 24-page decision issued by Peter Ohr, a
regional director of the N.L.R.B.
The university has posted the following statement on its website in response to the ruling:
Statement by Alan K. Cubbage, Vice President for University Relations, in Regard to Decision by NLRB Regional Director
March 26, 2014 | by Alan K. Cubbage
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University is disappointed by today's ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that Northwestern University's football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are employees and directing that a secret ballot election be held to determine whether the football players should be represented by the College Athletes Players Association for purposes of collective bargaining with Northwestern University. read more »
Clause that required veterinarian to pay former employer if she set up practice in same area enforceable
In Rhebergen v. Creston Veterinary Clinic Ltd., 2014 BCCA 97, the majority of the BC Court of Appeal ruled that a non-compete type clause in an employment agreement that required a veterinarian to pay her former employer prescribed amounts if she set up her own practice in the same area within a three year total period, was enforceable.
The headnote / summary of the case is as follows: read more »