Privacy Law Summary

Posted by Johannes Schenk on May 19th, 2006 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law, Labour Law

An excellent, if somewhat dated, summary of privacy regimes around the world. Look at the section that summarizes Canada.

Human Rights Accommodation in the Workplace

Posted by Johannes Schenk on May 17th, 2006 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law, Labour Law

My dad was an architect and he used to say, “why design something that already exists and is built as well or better than something you can produce?” I believe that this holds true for Lawyers as well.

Take a look at this excellent summary of human rights accommodation obligations.

WCB: Recurrence Does Not Mean Deterioration

Posted by Johannes Schenk on May 14th, 2006 — Posted in Employment Law, Labour Law

The Supreme Court of British Columbia judicially reviewed a decision of the WCB Board of Directors concerning the meaning of injury recurrence in, Cowburn v. Worker’s Compensation Board of British Columbia, 2006 BCSC 722. The Court held that it was patently unreasonable to interpret injury “recurrence” to mean “deterioration” of the condition resulting from an injury. The decision will be of interest to those individuals dealing with further entitlements following the long term course of an injury.

Workplace Drug Testing

Posted by Johannes Schenk on May 11th, 2006 — Posted in Employment Law, Human Rights Law, Labour Law, Municipal Law

Take a look a this interesting paper on workplace drug testing. Gives a very good outline of the different testing methods and their ability to detect drug use. Hhhhmmm … what would my pharmacy professors have to say about this?

Municipality Cannot Sue for Defamation

Posted by Johannes Schenk on May 8th, 2006 — Posted in Municipal Law

Having worked for a municipality it always amazed me as to what people could get away with saying about the municipality. Well, here’s the legal basis for that right: Halton Hills (Town) v. Kerouac, 2006 CanLII 12970 (ON S.C.). Basicly, the Courts hold that democracy is best served by the citizenry having free reign to criticize the government.