2020 Year in Review: Atlantic Canada Labour & Employment Law Developments
2020 brought us all challenges that have been unprecedented in our time. The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted us in ways that were unimaginable. As Atlantic Canada navigated the challenges of changing worlds, and workplaces, a number of important legal developments appeared, that regional employers should be aware of as they plan for the year ahead. Click the image below to read our 2020 Year in Review, where lawyers from the Labour and Employment practice group recap notable legislative and case law updates from each of the four Atlantic provinces.
This update is intended for general information only. If you have questions about the above, please contact a member of our Labour & Employment group.
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