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Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Workplace mental health in the gig economy meditateondesk_sm.jpg

The global employment landscape is evolving and becoming increasingly precarious for many people who find themselves in non-standard work arrangements. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Valuing a privately held corporation: Normalization adjustments business_value_sm

When valuing a privately held business, there are several valuation approaches and techniques which Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) may use to determine a company’s value. One such method used is the income-based approach, which looks at a company’s earnings or cash flows. ... [read more]

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Employers best not stick heads in sand when told of sexual harassment, says lawyer Jeff_Hopkins_sm

Beefier legislation and the rise of #MeToo has meant a greater “duty to inquire” for Ontario employers when it comes to looking into sexual harassment allegations — no matter how informal the complaint, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 8:23 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Constructive dismissal - Change to remuneration

Application by Kuhnreich for damages for constructive dismissal and relief from oppression. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Former federal deputy minister joins Bennett Jones as senior counsel

Bennett Jones announced that Lori Sterling has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Ottawa office. Her 30 years of leadership in federal and provincial government helps businesses adapt to critical legal and policy issues. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

‘Massive’ budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients Jan Borowy

The Trudeau government’s latest jam-packed budget implementation bill (Bill C-86), which is under scrutiny this week at the Commons Finance Committee, includes scores of proposed regulatory measures — many of them unheralded and deserving of lawyers’ attention. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

Sheen Arnold McNeil principals to join Pulver Crawford Munroe

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP announced that Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold and Marcia McNeil will be joining the Vancouver labour and employment law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 5:42 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Judicial council says judge was ‘ill-advised’ and violated rules by acting as Lakehead University’s interim law dean Brian Gover

In a decision expected to be challenged in Federal Court, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has decided that Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith breached his obligations to devote himself solely to his judicial duties, and to stay out of public and potential legal controversy, when he took a leave of absence formally approved by his chief justice to act pro bono as interim dean of Lakehead University’s struggling new law school. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

What to do if your employee is smoking up right now Smokingwoman_sm.jpg

So Oct. 17, 2018, has come and passed and now the use of recreational cannabis has become legal across Canada as the federal Cannabis Act has come into force. New Ontario law, the Cannabis Act, 2017 (save for s. 4) also came into force. The Smoke Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) is expected to be proclaimed into force sometime shortly thereafter. ... [read more]

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

Access to Justice: Highs and lows of Pro Bono Week | Thomas Cromwell

The last week of October is Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic in our profession. Across Canada and around the world, thousands of legal professionals provide their services without cost for the public good. In Canada, where there is a wide and growing gap between the need for legal services and people’s ability to gain access to them, pro bono is a part of the effort necessary to fill that gap. ... [read more]