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‘Safety sensitive position’ should be defined in federal statute: Employment lawyer

September 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Federal labour law should be changed to prohibit employees from entering their workplaces under the influence of marijuana without “medical authorization” and to stipulate what exactly constitutes a “safety sensitive position,” a law firm recommended Thursday to the House of

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Broken Vessels

January 1, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The explosion that destroyed the AMOS-6 satellite will “heavily hit the London market,” a reinsurance executive predicts, while a marine underwriting official reports about a third of Canada’s $321-million marine insurance market, in 2015, was from yacht and $55 million was from hull.

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Government of Canada announces plan to ban asbestos by 2018

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Thursday that it will ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. According to a statement from the federal government, the comprehensive ban on asbestos will include: Creating new regulations that ban the manufacture, use,

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Lawyer explains why some federally-regulated employees cannot be dismissed without cause

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released in July has “huge ramifications” for employers in the trucking industry, while a more recent decision provides guidance on interpreting standard-form contracts, a lawyer suggested Tuesday to insurance professional in Toronto. In its