Collective Agreement Application
Can employees over 65 be excluded from benefits?
This is a question that Lindsey Taylor, a lawyer at Fasken Martineau in Vancouver, set out to answer in her article, "Benefits for Older Employees - Can They be Excluded? (April 20, 2011), written for Fasken's HR Space publication.
The article addresses three arbitration awards: read more »
In October 2009, I wrote about the PEI Human Rights Commission hearing on mandatory retirement at the University of PEI. The complaint had been brought by three former faculty members at the university. The mandatory retirement policy in question forms part of the collective agreement between the university and the faculty association.
I can now update this case, although it's a few months after the fact.
The university's VP Finance & Facilities, Gary Bradshaw, issued the following statement on the university's website on June 6, 2010:
Update on Mandatory Retirement: Message from VP Finance & Facilities read more »
Supreme Court splits 5/4 in 3 cases concerning jurisdiction of Quebec arbitrators to hear unlawful dismissal complaints
The three cases are:
- Syndicat de la fonction publique du Québec v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2010 SCC 28
- Syndicat des professeurs du Cégep de Ste-Foy v. Quebec (Attorney General), 2010 SCC 29
- Syndicat des professeurs et des professeures de l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières v. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 2010 SCC 30
In addition to presenting an audio conference on the "Top Ten" Canadian employment law and wrongful dismissal cases (see my previous post), Lancaster House recently presented on the "Top Ten Canadian Court Cases on Arbitration". Again, in no particular order, the cases and the issues they address, are: read more »