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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgMany years ago, I read the book The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin and first published in 1995. In this book, Rifkin sought to convince the reader that developments in technology and increased automation would result in the mass elimination of work and greater worker alienation for those that were able to save their jobs.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.16_Screen-Shot-2015-02-11-at-1.jpgIn the fourth of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Roger Fulton, executive vice president, human resources, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Linamar Corp. in Guelph, Ont., talks about growth at the auto parts manufacturer and tackling risk management issues such as product liability and anti-corruption/bribery.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.16_Screen_Shot_Allgood.jpgAfter 17 years in-house at the Royal Bank of Canada, executive vice president and general counsel David Allgood will be retiring at the end of February. He recently spoke with Canadian Lawyer InHouse about developing the team at RBC, career highlights and what's planned for his next chapter.
Monday, 09 February 2015 11:19

Honesty is now the law in Canada

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgLate in 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew . Harish Bhasin, who had a business that sold educational savings plans to the public, had a long-standing relationship with the wholesaler Canadian American Financial Corp. to sell its registered investments.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
John Ratchford says there are two kinds of risk posed by social media — inappropriate use and failure to engage.
When a crisis hits, in-house counsel can be an important part of the risk management team and that includes paying close attention to the risk to be managed in social media.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Feb.9_Screen-Shot_The_View__Mary_Martin.jpgIn the third of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Mary Martin, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary Metrolinx, talks about the 10-year program that will be keeping her department busy for the next 10 years, and how she handles the procurement of legal services.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Cover-Robert-Hemstock.jpgIn the second of five videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2015 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Robert Hemstock, executive vice president, regulatory and legal services at Enmax Corp. talks about initiatives the company is engaged in for 2015 and how the legal department manages external counsel.
Ronald Snyder says the decision ‘completely reshapes the law of employment dismissals in this country.’
Ronald Snyder says the decision ‘completely reshapes the law of employment dismissals in this country.’
A Federal Court of Appeal decision eight months in the making is being called a “monumental decision” that “essentially overturns almost 40 years of arbitral law.”
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

Predictions for 2015

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgFor last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
‘There are still companies out there who are not changing their habits,’ says Kevin MacNeill.
‘There are still companies out there who are not changing their habits,’ says Kevin MacNeill.
Two directors of a company in Ontario have received jail time and a $250,000 fine for violations that led to the death of a warehouse worker.
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