Davis LLP's Larry Page was recently interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter for the story "Bar Raised in Random Drug, Alcohol Testing," which appears in the July 15 issue.
On the Supreme Court's decision to side with the union in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., Larry remarks, "It’s a bit of a surprising decision because it does change the test that had been fairly well-accepted in arbitration awards.” He goes on to elaborate on the implications of the key ruling on management's right to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the workplace.
"Supreme Court of Canada releases decision in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd, 2013 SCC 34
On June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision on management’s..."
"Random drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is a safety issue that continues to test the boundaries of privacy rights of employees. There are two current cases that will help to clarify the current law with respect to this issue.
"On May 1, 2013, Davis LLP's Larry Page joined radio host Angela Kokott on her show Calgary Today to discuss how advanced mobile technology is keeping employees connected to the office even during off hours. As the line between..."