Twila Reid has a passion for labour and employment law and is a partner at Stewart McKelvey. She lives in Logy Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador and is a gymnastics/dance/swim/soccer/hockey mom to her two young kids. Twila values your perspective. Share it by e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Column: The Twila Zone
Column: The Twila Zone
Monday, 07 November 2016 09:00
I love practising administrative law because it’s always exercise for my brain. Undoubtedly, considering concepts such as standard of review leaves my cerebral cortex fatigued. I’ve always found it ironic that the area of law that should be most robust and practical given its proximity to the “average Joe” is actually one of the most academic and entirely unpractical (not to mention unpredictable) to apply.
Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00
Monday, 18 July 2016 09:57
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:00
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00
I’ll start this column by telling you about what has been referred to as “one of NL’s biggest fraud scandals.” The period of 1999 to 2004 represented both the best of times and the worst of times for local Newfoundland and Labrador real estate development company Myles-Legér Ltd., co-owned by brothers William and Randell Clarke.
Monday, 18 January 2016 09:00
Monday, 09 November 2015 09:00
A study published in 2015 in the journal Nursing Research found no link between lunar cycles and various events such as hospital admissions, births, patterns of criminal behaviour, menstruation, depression, car accidents, and surgery outcomes. As The Huffington Post reported, “The idea that lunar cycles exert any meaningful influence on human affairs is sheer lunacy.”
Monday, 21 September 2015 09:00
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00
The headline in the local news is: “Province hires external consultant to review practice of hiring external consultants.” This follows a report from Newfoundland and Labrador’s auditor general, who found that costs for consultants had been double (or, in one case, quadruple) the original estimate. As reported by the CBC:
Monday, 18 May 2015 08:00
One of the many benefits of practising labour and employment law in St. John’s, at least since oil started flowing, is getting to know businesses from all over the world. I have found American companies surprised with the extent of Canadian human rights laws, and I have been surprised with Norwegian companies’ seemingly innate sense of fairness towards their workers.