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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.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2013_July_it_weirfoulds_quizz_screen_shot_2013-07-18.pngIn the first 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 their views on succession planning.
George Brown lost its argument that students weren’t consumers as defined in the CPA.
George Brown lost its argument that students weren’t consumers as defined in the CPA.
The Ontario Court of Appeal says consumers don’t have to establish reliance on a false, misleading, or deceptive representation when claiming a breach under the Consumer Protection Act section that prohibits “unfair practices” in consumer transactions.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_fredkrebs.jpgI saw a recent article about lawyers working together that renewed my interest in generational diversity and caused me to think once again about the challenges of a multi-generational workplace. For most of us, the demographics of our professional environments cross three or even four generations. Thus, we face the challenge to avoid what the Conference Board of Canada has referred to as the “generation wars.”
Monday, 15 July 2013 09:00

Leveling the international tax field

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The objective of the OECD plan is to make more of a level playing field, says Patrick Marley.
The objective of the OECD plan is to make more of a level playing field, says Patrick Marley.
A report expected this week from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development could help kick-start changes to an international tax system many say is out of date for the times.
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