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Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Birth of the metaverse: Emerging challenges Hand holding intangible virtual cubes

As we outlined in part one of this four-part series, if Web3 is the digital transformation of the Internet, the metaverse implies massive change in client portfolios and expectations of professional advice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 1:10 PM

Securities and Exchange Commission new rules on climate disclosure, part two American C02

The majority of the disclosure regimes are compulsory, and a large number do voluntary corporate reporting using Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure-aligned reporting, which also uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol modus operandi. Some of the Greenhouse Gas Protocols are scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 emissions. Scope 1 emissions are those composed directly by the business. Scope 2 emissions are indirectly created by the business. Scope 3 emissions are the result of the business’s activity, unrelated to owning or control of the business. Members of the G7, G20, the Financial Stability Board, European Commission, United Nations, International Financing Reporting Standards Foundation and others have adopted the framework. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 1:08 PM

Alberta law society acknowledges systemic discrimination in the legal profession

The Law Society of Alberta (LSA) has approved an acknowledgement of the existence and impact of systemic discrimination within the justice system, including within the law society and the legal profession, and is promising to take further steps to address the issue. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 10:35 AM

Blowing smoke Blowing smoke

Whenever clients, friends and neighbours refer to me as an “HR expert,” I cringe. This has nothing to do with false modesty, fake postering or faux humility (rampant on LinkedIn), but with a genuine conviction that learning never ends. Also, I want to stay aware of the danger of temptation: as soon as you start believing you’re an expert, the next step is believing that you’re always right and thus infallible. That’s a trap I wish to avoid. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 9:11 AM

New labour and employment associate for Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley announced that Anoushka Zachariah has joined the firm as an associate in its Toronto office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 9:09 AM

Ogletree Deakins hires new partner

Ogletree Deakins, a global labour and employment law firm that represents management, welcomed Kathryn Bird as partner in the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 @ 2:13 PM

Federal Court decision addresses Express Entry delays | Colin Singer

A recent Federal Court decision has given clarity on the limits for Canadian immigration authorities when conducting lengthy security verifications on applications for permanent residence to Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 @ 11:36 AM

Why Ontario government should update accident benefit schedule in light of COVID-19 car accident

With mass unemployment resulting from COVID-19 lockdowns, the Canadian government implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). Both were much-needed lifelines for many Canadians, providing significant economic support for Canadians who met the eligibility criteria. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 @ 10:23 AM

Mentors in the legal profession | Gary Joseph

For the most part change is a good thing. More specifically and germane to this piece, changes in the practice of law since I was called appear to me to be mostly positive, but I still regret some. I try to so hard to avoid sounding like some old dinosaur lamenting the old ways of practice but sometimes I just can’t help it. I am what I am, and I say what I think. So here goes. ... ... [read more]

Monday, May 02, 2022 @ 1:05 PM

Term ‘employee’ can mean different things in different contexts, B.C. Appeal Court says Fred Wynne, Tevlin Gleadle Curtis

B.C.’s top court has ruled against three taxi drivers who were fighting a determination that they were employees of the companies they worked for, with a legal observer saying the decision could be instructive for lawyers involved in cases looking at employment relationships in the so-called “gig economy.” ... [read more]