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Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 12:46 PM

Does corporate successor liability apply in Canada? corporate_liability_sm

Few doctrines at common law evoke more trepidation for the buyers in an asset purchase agreement than the doctrine of corporate successor liability. ... [read more]

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

Controversial Bill 21 demands irreligious uniformity, opposite of neutrality | Derek Ross and Robert Reynolds

Quebec’s controversial Bill 21 is expected to be voted on this week. If passed, the bill would prohibit many public workers, including certain public sector lawyers, from wearing “religious symbols in the exercise of their functions.” ... [read more]

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Independent paralegals signal major invasions of lawyers’ markets | Ken Chasse

Some of Canada’s law societies are creating new types of paralegal workers, being persons of lesser qualifications, licensed to provide certain types of legal services. The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is in the process of creating family law specialist paralegals, and the Law Society of British Columbia has a Licensed Paralegal Working Group considering what services, and training, would non-lawyers need to be able to provide legal services in family law matters. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 12:40 PM

Roper Greyell adds associate

Roper Greyell announced that associate Bobby Sangha has joined the Vancouver labour and employment firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 9:09 AM

Does arbitration trump A2J? Answer coming from SCC food_delivery_sm

On May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal from the landmark decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc. 2019 ONCA 1. In that case, the Court of Appeal allowed a class action to proceed and refused to give effect to an arbitration clause that would have forced UberEats drivers in Ontario to arbitrate their claims, in the Netherlands, under Dutch law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 9:33 AM

Meaningful reconciliation to support leadership of Indigenous women | Angelique EagleWoman

Due to colonialism, Indigenous women have been the targets of violence and oppression for centuries. Many Indigenous scholars draw parallels between the treatment of the earth and the treatment of Indigenous women by colonizing forces. The actions of strip mining, polluting and reckless disregard to the consequences impacting the earth are analogized to the crisis known as the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Broad changes coming to directors’ duties: Part one compliance_directors_sm

Significant amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) proposed in the federal government’s omnibus budget implementation bill would expand upon and codify into statute some of the principles relating to directors’ duties set out in the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders 2008 SCC 69. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 3:07 PM

Employer’s duty when employee watches porn, pursues pleasure in workplace Manstaringatscreen

It is unlawful for employers in Canada to discriminate on the basis of disability. Not only do employers have a duty under human rights legislation to accommodate their employees’ disabilities, they must also create a workplace free of harassment on prohibited grounds, including disability. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 2:44 PM

Dunton Rainville partner named to Quebec labour tribunal

The Montreal law firm of Dunton Rainville announced that partner Pierre St-Onge has been appointed judge of the Tribunal administratif du travail. St-Onge will assume his new position at the tribunal which oversees labour, occupational health and safety issues in Quebec on June 10. ... [read more]

Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Legal professionals should not be dealing with age discrimination in 2019 Age Discrimination

In the legal profession, ageism usually exists in subtle ways because legal professionals tend to normalize and accept age discrimination. ... [read more]