James Kondopulos

Workplace safety trumps right to use medical cannabis: ruling

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has upheld a labour arbitration award that endorsed an employer’s refusal to employ a user of medical cannabis. In International Brotherhood of...

Arbitration errs on the side of workplace safety in cannabis case

Few headlines have garnered more attention in the Canadian media this year than the legalization of cannabis. While the announcement has been well received by some, many employers remain concerned...

Court rules that non-competition provision entitles wrongfully dismissed employee to increased notice period

Non-competition provisions in employment contracts present challenges for employers at the best of times. The BC Supreme Court reminded us in Ostrow vs. Abacus Management Corporation Mergers and...