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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Global Workplace Insider 2. University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog 3. Canadian Trade Law Blog 4. Legal Feeds 5. Legal Post Blog

Global Workplace Insider
Fair Work Commission has jurisdiction to determine when and whether a dismissal occurred in dealing with an out of time general protections application

In a landmark decision, the Full Court of the Federal Court has ruled that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has power to determine when, and whether, a dismissal from employment has occurred when dealing with a general protections application.[1] …

University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog
Meet the 2020/21 Team: Teresa Holmes

My name is Teresa Holmes and I am a Co-Lead and the final member of this year’s ReconciliAction YEG blog team. I am a third year law student at the University of Alberta and I want to use my role on this year’s blog team to shine a light on the persisting consequences of colonialism. …

Canadian Trade Law Blog
COVID-19 and the Risk of Foreign Investor Challenges

Michael Woods was quoted in the September issue of the Canadian Bar Association’s online magazine, National, about concerns that the global COVID-19 pandemic might lead to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims aimed at government measures put in place in response to the challenge. …

Legal Feeds
Retroactive child support can be ordered even after child is an adult: SCC

Under British Columbia’s Family Law Act a court can order retroactive child support even after that child has reached the age of majority, a unanimous Supreme Court decided in a judgement released today. In Michel v. Graydon, the Supreme Court found that courts retain jurisdiction over support even after a child support order has expired, and the beneficiary is an adult and independent. …

Legal Post Blog
Howard Levitt: Why employees can’t refuse to return to work because they fear an unsafe workplace

My column earlier this week describing the consequences that can befall employees who run afoul of safe workplace protocols in dealing with the epidemic captured the attention of many. Some even accused me of an anti-employee bias. They must have forgotten my earlier column describing the potential fines of tens of millions of dollar employers can face …

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