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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Express terms - Duration - Restrictive covenants

Appeal by the plaintiff from wrongful dismissal damages. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

#BellLetsTalk about practical mental health help for lawyers | Sarah Molyneaux

Talking about mental health issues in the legal profession is important. Lawyers still feel ashamed about admitting to any weakness. We still hesitate to ask for help or take time for real self-care. But, as we talk more about mental health, it’s becoming clearer that just talking about these issues isn’t enough. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

New immigration options flowing from CPTPP immigration_approved_sm

On Dec. 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force, opening new avenues for immigration for citizens of member countries. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Discrimination, what constitutes

Appeal by several female RCMP members from the dismissal of their application for judicial review of the dismissal of their application for declarations of invalidity of portions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act and Regulation on the basis that they breached s. 15 of the Charter. ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Harper Grey adds two partners

Scott Marcinkow and Joel Morris have joined the partnership of Harper Grey LLP. ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Feds consulting on changes to ‘unfair’ salary overpayment policy David Rotfleisch, taxpage.com

The federal government is proposing changes to tax rules so people who receive a salary overpayment will only have to pay back the net amount to their employer, a move experts are calling long overdue. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

PRIVATE PENSION PLANS - Federal v. provincial jurisdiction

Application by the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Inc. (NITHA) and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Health Services Incorporated (PBCNHS) for judicial review of decisions by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (OSFI) that the applicants' pension plans did not fall under federal jurisdiction and as such were to be registered provincially. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 10:20 AM

SCC to look at constitutionality of genetic discrimination ban nixed by ex-AG Canada but supported by new AG David Lametti

Canada’s new Attorney General David Lametti voted to create a federal ban on genetic discrimination two years ago that the then-Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, vigorously argued — and the Quebec Court of Appeal later agreed — is not a constitutionally valid exercise of Ottawa’s criminal law power. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

The remote workforce: Tax perks, pitfalls and prevention remote_employee2_sm

According to the most recent Statistics Canada report on the subject (2010), more than 1.7 million Canadians worked from home in 2008 at least once a week, an increase of almost 23 per cent from 1.4 million in 2000. Certainly, this number has continued to grow and many of those Canadians working from home offices are working for American companies. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

How B.C. aims to protect temporary foreign workers | Colin Singer

British Columbia has recently announced plans to boost protection of its nearly 50,000 temporary foreign workers in the province. ... [read more]