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Brian Tsuji says the new Quebec language stipulation means extra steps in most cases.
Brian Tsuji says the new Quebec language stipulation means extra steps in most cases.
The immigration bar in Canada is hoping the federal government will provide some clarity on new requirements from Quebec demanding documentation related to the Temporary Foreign Worker program be provided in French.
Monday, 14 October 2013 08:00

Concerted enterprise risk management

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgGlobalization, the advent of the digital age, and the leveraging and deleveraging of financial markets, among other factors, have made the world more complex, and the business world more volatile and increasingly challenged by risk. It is fascinatingly dynamic.
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:21

Assessing risk abroad starts at home

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Thales Canada's GC Daniel Marion updating their risk assessment and business continuity plans is a practice engrained in his company's culture.
Thales Canada's GC Daniel Marion updating their risk assessment and business continuity plans is a practice engrained in his company's culture.
For Canadian companies doing business in high-risk global locations general counsel are taking on greater responsibilities to help keep the organization and its people out of trouble before it happens.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_October_shutterstock_404067.jpgAn Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled a former TD Bank executive who worked under a deferred-compensation model can’t have $1.6 million in deferred bonuses he says the bank owes him.
Monday, 16 September 2013 09:00

We are not quite perfect

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_fred_krebs.jpgAs hard as it may be for some to believe, in-house counsel are not perfect! The legal media and blogosphere are filled with criticism of law firms and the legal profession by in-house counsel (and others) for their lack of business acumen, high costs, continued use of the billable hour, unsustainable business models, poor communication skills, and so on. You see less criticism of the in-house community and when you do it frequently addresses the failure to exercise fully their influence when dealing with law firms.
Monday, 16 September 2013 09:00

More in-house cutting firms loose: study

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More general counsel decided to cut ties with their external law firms this year compared to 2012, highlighting price and budget reduction among the top reasons.
Monday, 09 September 2013 09:00

Working with early-stage startups

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgTo set the context for this discussion properly I acknowledge it is highly unusual for an early-stage startup in Canada (even in a high-growth industry) to have a full time in-house counsel on board.
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.
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