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Arbitrator dismisses complaint that union misused employer's confidential information

On June 9, Arbitrator Marcotte dismissed an employer grievance that alleged a breach of confidence by its union.

In preparing for a discipline grievance that related to service provided to a client of the employer, a union business agent contacted the client for information. 88 more words

Labour Law

AMENDED EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT GAZETTED - CAPES PRESS RELEASE

This past Friday, the 25th of July 2014, saw the gazetting of the effective date of the amended Employment Equity Act, just days before its implementation date of 1 August 2014.  502 more words

Legislation

Amended Employment Equity Act to be implemented as of 1 August 2014

The Department of Labour has called on employers to abide by the freshly-amended Employment Equity Act in the interest of business and transformation in the country. 100 more words

Legislation

Labour Law Reforms

Whenever labour law reforms are being talked about, it is interpreted as meaning giving the right of ‘hire and fire’ to the employer – thus making the employees more insecure. 986 more words

The Implied 'Duty of Fidelity': Exploring complementary role of the ‘good faith’ doctrine in enforcing employee obligations

 

THE IMPLIED ‘DUTY OF FIDELITY’
Exploring complementary role of the ‘good faith’ doctrine in enforcing employee obligations

NINA PACE

The implied ‘duty of fidelity’, imposed by the common law into all contracts of employment, has been described as involving obligations ‘not easily defined’. 4,381 more words

Australian Law

Ontario arbitrator upholds discharge for Facebook postings

On May 15th, Arbitrator Trachuk upheld the discharge of a short service crane operator for posting disparaging and sexually explicit comments about a female coworker on his Facebook. 210 more words

Social Media

Inclusion of HR (clause) in WTO agreement: A long pending HR-WTO Debate

Background:

The relationship between human rights law and international trade law has been a point of discussion for trade diplomats, human rights advocates, activists and research scholars for many years although the debate on the inclusion of human rights clause in WTO agreement is as recent as 1999 Seattle protest against WTO. 1,957 more words