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Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 2:53 PM

What U.K. employers should know about Canadian employment law Britishcanada

Canadian employment law shares many similarities with U.K. employment law by virtue of Canada having inherited its common law system from the U.K. Nevertheless, it is important for U.K. employers seeking to expand operations into Canada to understand how Canadian employment legislation operates within a federalist state. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:44 PM

Norton Rose partner named Canada’s first pay equity commissioner

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) announced that Karen Jensen, by order-in-council, has been named as Canada’s first pay equity commissioner. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

Access to Justice: New fund aiming at solutions | Beverley McLachlin

On Sept. 10, 2019, the Beverley McLachlin Access to Justice Fund was launched. The fund’s aim is to provide financing for innovative approaches to improving access to civil and family justice. Through an application process the Fund will allow individuals and organizations to explore, test, measure and grow good ideas that advance our progress. We will begin receiving applications next year, with a transparent and publicly available application process. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP - Employee, what constitutes

Appeal by the defendant from a decision dismissing its motion for summary judgment dismissing the respondent’s action. ... [read more]

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 purchaser and vendor behaviour ... [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]