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Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 2:51 PM

Langlois adds three lawyers to Montreal office

Langlois lawyers announced the addition of three new lawyers to its Montreal office, Romeo Aguilar Perez, Louis Lafleur and Gabrielle Turcotte-Fraser.       ... [read more]

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 1:21 PM

Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act amends labour laws again Construction workers

On April 3, 2019, Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (Bill 66) received royal assent. Amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) made by Bill 66 have not changed since we first reported on the bill when it passed first reading. Amendments made by Bill 66 to the section of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) relating to the construction industry, however, have been slightly modified. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 11:40 AM

Don’t assume you'll be admitted to U.S. as a Business Visitor business_travel_U.S._sm

There are a few nearly universal requirements for someone to be admitted to the U.S. as a visitor. He must have a foreign residence to which he plans to return. He also cannot be paid for his U.S. activities from a U.S. source; this would compel foreign employees of a U.S. company to obtain work permits for simple meetings in the U.S. As described below, however, simply being paid from Canada will not guarantee B-1 status if the traveler wishes to enter for activities that disqualify him. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 8:31 AM

The power of law | Jennifer Taylor

A story about free tampons can say a lot about what a legal system values. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 2:11 PM

Law around service animals Service Dog

The recent increase in media reports regarding requests by individuals to access their service animals, or “therapy pets” or “compassion pets” in the course of their employment and in accessing services has caused various organizations to consider their responsibility to accommodate staff and clients who require the use of a guide dog or service animal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

ARMED FORCES - Appeals and judicial review - Reasonableness

Appeal by Fawcett from a decision dismissing her application for judicial review of a decision of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) dismissing her grievance and concluding that she was not on duty at the time of a motor vehicle accident. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

Wrongful dismissal: How to reduce employer’s legal risk Firingsomebodylinedrawing.jpg

What is a wrongful dismissal? If an employer terminates an employee and does not provide adequate notice of termination then there is a wrongful dismissal. Almost all employers provide no notice of termination and instead provide the employee with termination pay and these terminations are wrongful. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

Human trafficking fight requires precision in language and goals handcuffedhands.jpg

For more than a decade the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) has focused on prioritizing women’s safety in anti-trafficking work, ensuring those who have experienced trafficking receive services and supports that recognize their different realities. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Changes to averaging agreements may strain employer-employee relationships Confused group

When Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives took power in the provincial election, they proposed many changes to the way in which Ontario was to be governed. To make these changes, the Ford government tabled many bills, one of which was the omnibus Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Manitoba police need proper disclosure rules for background checks, says lawyer Chris Gamby

Explicit rules are needed in Manitoba for what information police provide as part of criminal background checks for vulnerable sector work, says a lawyer of a court decision involving a man turned down for a job as a school bus driver upon the discovery of unproven sex charges. ... [read more]