Monday, 14 May 2012 10:00 Written by Cheryl Foy
After years of trying to manage the multiple responsibilities of a full-time and demanding senior in-house role, with those of mother and spouse, a friend of mine recently decided to resign from her job. She tried to make it work, including negotiating with her employer to reduce her hours. Her efforts were to no avail. That decision took courage and is to be congratulated as my friend, when forced, chose a path in keeping with her priorities of family first. What irritates me is that she had to make the choice in the first place. It is a significant loss to her employer, and a loss to the in-house community.
|‘Using a regional office of a national firm can yield savings between 25 and 45 per cent,’ says one in-house counsel. Photo: Shutterstock|
Monday, 30 April 2012 09:30 Written by Jennifer Brown
|The CEO of Legend Gold Corp. says individual mines should have responsibility for CSR in their area. Photo: Legend Gold Corp.|
Monday, 23 April 2012 09:32 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Brian Hilbers, left, and David Gore offer up ways to have legal positively impact the bottom line. Photo: Jennifer Brown|
Ontario’s highest court recently upheld an award for nearly $20 million in damages against four key employees who quit their jobs with only two weeks’ notice. The decision is an important reminder to in-house counsel that the obligation to provide reasonable notice is a two-way street. The key is to protect your organization at the outset of the employment relationship with a well-drafted employment agreement.
Monday, 02 April 2012 10:55 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Finance Minister Jim Flaherty debates his budget in the House of Commons on March 29, 2012. Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters|
Monday, 26 March 2012 10:19 Written by Stephen Antle