In a recent decision, an employee who commenced a wrongful dismissal action was granted an order striking the employer’s statement of defence after the employer continuously put up roadblocks regarding its attendance at examination for discovery.
A New York state court recently issued the first appellate decision interpreting New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act. The case involved two plaintiffs – a photography business and a model – suing a high-end fashion label.
As summer starts to sizzle in Colorado, and the Colorado General Assembly closes its session, employers have seen a flurry of new laws affecting Colorado employees. Among them are now expanded protections for whistleblowers.
The appellate court dismissed an appeal, agreeing with the lower court that a football player’s action for damages against a physician for misdiagnosing his injury should proceed in superior court - and not in arbitration.
On May 12, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its long-awaited decision in a case concerning whether an Ontario regulation precludes an employee who was laid off during the pandemic from claiming constructive dismissal at common law.