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Monday, 09 September 2013 09:00

Testing the climate for worker-choice laws

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‘I don’t think there is a lot of interest in vacating a union when you have one and I don’t think people draw a connection between a bad economy and unions,’ says Glenn Wheeler.
‘I don’t think there is a lot of interest in vacating a union when you have one and I don’t think people draw a connection between a bad economy and unions,’ says Glenn Wheeler.
Potentially union-busting right-to-work laws would have a tough sell in Canada despite the promises of a Fraser Institute report that suggests allowing workers to opt out of paying union dues would boost the economy.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_September_crowdfunding.jpgStart-ups and small businesses may soon have an easier time getting access to cash as the Ontario Securities Commission takes the next step in developing a crowdfunding regulatory framework.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_August_overtime.jpgTheir class action may be certified but now a group of investment advisers who claim they should have been paid overtime will have to prove their case in court.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_August_screenshot-ih4.jpgIn the fourth of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP, the participants discuss how they manage increasing pressures and workload as a result of regulatory and compliance issues.
Monday, 19 August 2013 09:00

BYOD: going beyond your IT policy

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgIt used to be that in-house counsel would draft an IT policy regarding the use of corporate-owned and personally owned devices where the employee or consultant agreed he or she had no expectation of privacy with regard to business data, and the consequences of violating the policy, including termination, were laid out.
Advertising rules for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have become more onerous. Photo: Shutterstock
Advertising rules for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have become more onerous. Photo: Shutterstock
Changes to the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program will make it more expensive and time consuming for Canadian companies to fill a position with workers from outside the country.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_fredkrebs.jpgSome time ago I interviewed several Association of Corporate Counsel leaders and legal officers from across the globe to gain their insight into the law department strategic planning process. The 10 simple rules I gleaned from their experiences remain valid today.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_August_screen-shot-roundtable3.jpgIn the third of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP, the participants discuss how they approach working with outside law firms to manage costs and budget more tightly.
The inspections reflect a ‘pattern of concern for mine safety in Ontario,’ says Madeleine Loewenberg.
The inspections reflect a ‘pattern of concern for mine safety in Ontario,’ says Madeleine Loewenberg.
Ontario mine operators may get a surprise visit from the Ministry of Labour this month and into the fall as enforcement efforts ramp up as part of the province’s Safe at Work compliance initiative.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_August_screen-shot-roundtable-vide.jpgIn the second of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP, the participants discuss how they make the business case to add additional staff and how they demonstrate the added value additional lawyers bring to the in-house team.
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