Federal Court decision regarding the Law Group Arbitral Award


To: Heads of Human Resources; Directors/Chiefs of Labour Relations and Compensation

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise departments of the recent Federal Court decision related to the 2009 arbitral award for the Law (LA) Group.

In his decision (2011 FC 530), Justice O’Keefe determined that the LA arbitral award did not violate the Expenditure Restraint Act when awarding an overtime compensation provision to lawyers who were not previously eligible for such remuneration. He further established that the effective date of the overtime provisions specified in the award would remain unchanged.

All questions should be directed to your Departmental Corporate Labour Relations or Corporate Compensation Official who, if required will direct their questions to the following e-mail address: Contact Interpretations by E-mail Interpretations@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

Original signed by

Marc Thibodeau
Senior Director
Compensation Management,
Core Public Administration
Compensation and Labour Relations

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