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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 2:29 PM

Overview of laws that impact employment, labour in Canada B&Wcrowdsofworkers.jpg

This article is the first in a series in which we provide a general understanding of the laws and regulations that impact employment and labour in Canada. While every effort has been made to cover developments up to the date of publication, the current status of any legislation should be verified by counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Time to start conversation about mental health for non-lawyers at law firms: report Lynn Foley, fSquared Marketing

Over the past few years there has been a lot of focus on the mental well-being of lawyers because of the stress they face due to their heavy workloads and the pressures of getting in the billable hours. But a new report from a Vancouver-based marketing firm said the mental health of those who have not been called to the bar is also an issue in the legal industry. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Show me the money: Cautionary M&A tales money_bags_sm

Over the past 30 years, I have advised on hundreds of private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions across British Columbia. Having managed so many transactions over so many years, one begins to see patterns of behaviour that allow me to almost predict with certainty how a purchaser or a vendor will behave. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

Restrictive U.S. immigration good for Canada tech sector canada_tech_sm

Canada’s tech sector is experiencing a boom — and some of that may be attributable to the current immigration policies of the United States. While talented individuals are happy to go to the U.S. to obtain their advanced education in technology-related fields, many are choosing to leave after obtaining their degree, or being driven out due to restrictive U.S. employment authorization options for tech workers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS LEGISLATION - Offences and enforcement - Procedural fairness

Appeal by the Director of Employment Standards from a decision of the Labour Relations Board. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 1:45 PM

The Coach: Winning the talent war | Gary Mitchell

Winning the talent war can serve your firm on two main fronts. One is being able to attract new talent at all levels. Two is being able to attract high level lateral partner talent with a robust book (750K-plus) of business. That is a great growth strategy. Bring a couple of those partners on each year and watch revenues grow. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Investing in Africa: What you need to know africa_money_sm

While visiting South Korea a few years ago to present investment opportunities in Africa, Acha Leke, the chairman of McKinsey & Company Africa, was welcomed by a top executive with this remarkable remark: “Our Chinese competitors are going in Africa, I don’t know what they are looking for, but we need to understand.” This statement is a testament of a growing interest for Africa among investors in developed economies over the last decade. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

FOR TORTS - Fraud and misrepresentation

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the trial judge’s interpretation of Schedule 6 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. In 1992, Alberta created two separate public sector pension plans to replace the Old Plan. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS - Provisions - Grievances - Public service

Application by union members for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision finding that she lacked jurisdiction to determine the applicants’ grievances. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Health, safety, vacation differences between U.S. and Canada employment laws Americanpills

This is the final installation in a three-part series about differences between American and Canadian employment laws. Part one addressed employment agreements; part two explained termination, payroll and overtime issues. ... [read more]