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Return to Work: Duty to Accommodate

Research has shown that the more open-minded you are about return to work options, the more cooperation you will receive from employees or union representatives.

The duty to accommodate is an employer’s fundamental responsibility to provide a fair, safe workplace that allows for the success of all employees regardless of disability, family or marital status, gender, race or origin, religion, age, sexual orientation and/or addictions to drugs or alcohol.

This case study provides insight on how to be proactive when you have employees return to work.

RTW Key Legal Principles – Duty to Accommodate


First Penalty Issued under CASL

Insurance, Megson FitzPatrick, Risk Management, 3byFive, CASL

On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a notice of violation (NOV) and a penalty of $1.1 million to Compu-Finder, a Quebec-based business training firm, for four violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This marks the first time the CRTC has levied penalties under CASL.

Read the full news brief along with our free “Can I send it?” CASL compliance tool.

News Brief – CASL First Penalty

News Brief: In BC the Polluter Pays

BC Supreme Court holds company liable for over $4 million in remediation costs

The “polluter pays” principle is a foundation of environmental law in Canada and one that all businesses should be aware of. The principle, which was formally recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2003 (Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec), holds polluters absolutely responsible for all present and future costs associated with the pollution they cause—including remediation costs. The B.C. Supreme Court recently upheld the “polluter pays” principle—holding a company from B.C. liable for the cleanup costs of the pollution it caused, to the tune of $4.75 million.

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News Brief – Polluter Pays Principle- Oct 09 2014