The Canada Labour Code: Quick Reference
provides a concise description of the employer rights and requirements under the Canada Labour Code
, making it a must-have tool for all human resource specialists, labour relations specialists, and employment/labour lawyers working in or for federally regulated organizations. New in this Edition Part I
- Picketing activities: Discussion of a B.C. case featuring a $25,000 fine on the union for its role in picketing activities in contempt of a court order.
- Duty of Fair Representation: The Board confirmed that, in certain circumstances, the duty of fair representation can extend to the process of collective bargaining.
- Determination of Bargaining Unit: In consideration of the appropriate bargaining unit in the context of airport screening; whereas the Union sought a regional bargaining unit, the Board determined that the appropriate bargaining unit was "airport specific".
- Federal Work, Undertaking or Business: The Board determined that the core undertaking of a scrap metal business is provincial in nature, despite the fact that the employer was engaged in extra-provincial trips as part of its business.
- Federal Work, Undertaking or Business: The Board determined that the work of marine surveyors (i.e. hold inspections, draft surveys and vetting surveys) is not vital or integral to the operation of any core federal undertaking involved in the operation of navigation and shipping.
- Discussion of amendments to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHSR) Part II (Permanent Structures) and Part X (Hazardous Substances).
- Discussion of Canadian Standards Association consultations on the development of a voluntary "National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace".
- Bill C-13, elimination of mandatory retirement for federally regulated employees comes into force on December 15, 2012.
- Discussion of the ONCA's certification of two class action overtime lawsuits for bank employees.
- Discussion of the ONCA's decision to not certify the class action overtime lawsuit in respect of CNR's first line railway supervisors.