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Stephen Green says there should be more transparency from government on compliance inspections.
Stephen Green says there should be more transparency from government on compliance inspections.
Inspections without warrants and further delays to Labour Market Opinions make recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program bad for Canadian business, say immigration lawyers.
Monday, 13 January 2014 08:00

Getting a larger piece of the legal pie

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgIdentifying the appropriate equilibrium between the responsibilities of in-house and external counsel is usually a function of the nature of the client’s business, challenges, resources, organizational chart, competitive advantages, and other like criteria and a determination of which legal professionals are best equipped all around to address them.
Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00

Skill sets for the future general counsel

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_fredkrebs.jpgThe Association of Corporate Counsel recently released its first executive series report“Skills for the 21st Century General Counsel.” It contains a wealth of information useful to current GCs and those who aspire to that role. I had the pleasure and privilege of working on this project.

William Ainley says with so many qualified women it’s ‘slightly appalling’ there are so few on corporate boards.
William Ainley says with so many qualified women it’s ‘slightly appalling’ there are so few on corporate boards.
While Canadian boards and directors have been under pressure from regulators to implement reforms to boost diversity in their ranks, the most common profile for a director of a TSX company remains a male in his early 60s.

Some worry now employers will amend plans so employees can’t receive both pension and wrongful dismissal damages contemporaneously.
Some worry now employers will amend plans so employees can’t receive both pension and wrongful dismissal damages contemporaneously.
After a five-year battle, a British Columbia man can keep his pension benefits and damages awarded after his former employer, IBM, challenged a lower court decision all the way to the Supreme Court.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgWhether mature, large, mid-size, or emerging startups, businesses will from time-to-time be pressured into signing technology escrow agreements with customers. Escrow agreements typically provide for the depositing of tangible items such as blueprints, sketches, quality, manufacturing and test instructions, and source code into an escrow account with an independent escrow agent.
'Complete your gap analysis if you haven’t already and put compliance planning at the top of the agenda,' advises Michael Fekete.
'Complete your gap analysis if you haven’t already and put compliance planning at the top of the agenda,' advises Michael Fekete.
It’s been three years in the making but businesses now have little more than six months to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, which will take effect July 1, 2014.
Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision regarding a termination clause in an employment agreement involving a man who accepted two-weeks notice from his employer then claimed damages saying he was wrongfully dismissed.
Monday, 25 November 2013 09:47

New fines, policy in place for Fisheries Act

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Martin Ignasiak says there are still two areas of the revamped Fisheries Act the government will need guidance on.
Martin Ignasiak says there are still two areas of the revamped Fisheries Act the government will need guidance on.
A revamped Fisheries Act takes effect today ushering in stiffer fines but questions remain around interpretation of the changes and how they will be implemented.
Ian Matthews of Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP is representing the plaintiffs in an overtime class action against Canada Cartage.
Ian Matthews of Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP is representing the plaintiffs in an overtime class action against Canada Cartage.
An overtime class action has been launched against trucking company Canada Cartage, Direct Distribution Centres, and its related companies.
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