A number of years ago, when I was trying to learn to ski, I recall one exasperated teacher continuing to say, “Mike, you have to look 20 feet ahead of you – not right at your feet”.  The same principle applies to planning your business.   The successful entrepreneurs are those who can anticipate change and.. read more →

As noted in our last blog email, the NDP was inexplicably sitting on the Labour Relations Code Review Panel’s Report dated August 31st 2018 (“Report”).  The Report was finally released on October 25th 2018.  Links to the Report and the Minister’s Press Release are located at the end of this article. The Panel made 29 recommendations for.. read more →

DON’T BOGART THAT JOINT MY FRIEND, PASS IT OVER TO ME  (WITH APOLOGIES TO COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH) On October 17th 2018, the federal government will legalize some, but not all, possession and use of recreational marijuana.  This fundamental change to marijuana laws will have potentially significant consequences for employers and their employees.  The.. read more →

15 Oct 2018
October 15, 2018


In the January 2018 edition of the Weiler Blog I reported on the directions given to Labour Minister Harry Bains with respect to introducing new laws related to employment and labour See: Labour Minister Bains Directed to Address 5 Key Areas – Is this 1992 – “Deja Vu All Over Again?” I noted the following.. read more →

Terminating a short service employee, especially a highly paid manager, is usually the result of the employer failing to exercise due diligence in the hiring process. Often, employers don’t worry about such a termination, because they believe if they terminate a short service employee, without cause or notice, the notice period and damages for dismissal.. read more →