April 25, 2013
Board finds violation of statutory freeze
Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Ottawa Folk Festival for a third consecutive year. This year Folk Festival Participants will be able to see many fabulous acts on the RavenLaw stage.
Set amidst the natural beauty of Hog’s Back Park, the Ottawa Folk Festival is a four-day celebration of music, dance, visual arts and community featuring an eclectic mix of musical performances on two evening and five daytime stages, plus participatory music workshops, special children’s and family performances, beer gardens, artisan and craft vendors, and much more. Given our work with employees and unions in labour and human rights matters, it is a pleasure to support artists who share our passion for and commitment to social justice and equality.
The lawyers and staff at RCBY are always involved in legal or community events or dealing with cases of interest to the public. Check here for information about the latest news and the events we are involved with.
On May 2, 2013, James Cameron and Andrew Astritis each presented at the 2013 Accommodation Law Conference in Ottawa, sponsored by Labour Law Online.ca, the Centre for Labour-Management Development. Their presentations addressed Workplace Policies and the Duty to Accommodate, Discipline, Discharge and the Disabled Employee, Accommodating Family Status, Disabilities requiring special Accommodation, as well as [...]
On April 23, 2013 the Public Service Labour Relations Board upheld the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s complaint against the Treasury Board and Canada Border Services Agency. The PSLRB found that the Treasury Board and CBSA violated the statutory freeze on terms and conditions of employment by terminating a long-standing practice of granting union officers [...]
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal overturned a decision by the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. A majority of the court held that the refusal of the National Gallery to discuss minimum compensation to artists did not constitute bad faith bargaining on the part of the Gallery, as the imposition [...]
On June 7th, David Yazbeck and James Cameron will speak on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at a conference organized by REACH Canada. REACH has offered lawyer referrals and public education for individuals living with disabilities since 1981. Ravenlaw is a long-term, proud supporter of REACH. For more information, and to register for the conference, please [...]
Andrew Raven will speak at the Lancaster House Ottawa Labour Law Conference, on May 15, 2003, on employers’ responsibilities to accommodate employees’ family responsibilities. There is a growing understanding that employers, unions and employees must work together to assist workers in maintaining a functional balance between work life and family life. A failure to accommodate [...]
David Yazbeck will co-chair the Lancaster House Ottawa Labour Law Conference, on May 16-17 at the Ottawa Conference Centre. For more information, please visit the Lancaster House website: http://lancasterhouse.com/conferences/show/id/17/info/overview.
On March 21, 2013, James Cameron participated on a panel on persons with high-conflict personalities and how to deal with them in the workplace. People who have a pattern of creating or increasing conflict with others can be characterized as people with ‘high-conflict personalities.’ With these individuals, the issue in dispute doesn’t cause the [...]
Federal Court upholds Human Rights Tribunal – family status includes child care needs; employer to pay special compenstion – case argued by Andrew Raven and Andrew Astritis of RCBY T-1418-10
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