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Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 5:41 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court confirms ‘personal information’ meaning under PIPEDA, dismisses ex-employee's appeal

The Federal Court has dismissed an appeal brought under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), finding that the applicant could not demonstrate termination of employment as a direct cause of disclosed banking information. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 4:49 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Construction association calls for urgent immigration policy changes to fill jobs

The Canadian Construction Association is calling for “urgent policy changes” to Canada's immigration in order to address the industry's labour shortage. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

Feds announce new Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement, increases international work opportunities

The federal government has announced a “new Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement,” which will enable Canadian and Italian youth to have “more options when applying for international work and travel experience through the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program.” ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 2:39 PM

Lawyer joins KPMG law’s labour and employment practice

Inna Koldorf has joined KPMG Law as a partner in the company’s labour and employment law practice group. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 2:31 PM

Court confirms class actions are preferable procedure in employment matters Balance board

In Curtis v. Medcan Health Management Inc. 2022 ONSC 5176, the Ontario Divisional Court was asked to dismiss a certification judge’s decision not to certify a proposed class action concerning unpaid vacation and public holiday pay. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 2:07 PM

EDI ‘priority’ for business, firm culture, says Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chair Farmida Bi, Norton Rose Fulbright global chair

For Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chair, Farmida Bi, advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the legal profession is not only important from a business perspective; it mirrors what inspired her to become a lawyer in the first place: a passion for fairness. ... [read more]

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 9:34 AM

Grinders, finders and hiring incompetence | Murray Gottheil

It was not very often during my legal career that I looked at how the government did something and thought, “Now that is a great idea. Let’s try it!” It did happen once, though. Some time ago, a lawyer who I knew was applying for a job as a legislative counsel. The skill set required for the position includes the ability to draft well. ... [read more]

Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

Can’t live with ’em, can’t litigate without ’em | Marcel Strigberger

Clients: yeah or uggh? My learned mentor, Henry, used to say, “The biggest problem in practice is getting clients. The second biggest is dealing with them.” ... [read more]

Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Exceptional circumstances augment reasonable notice Old employee being fired

Voltaire once said: “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” Arguably, and so is the determination of a reasonable notice. ... [read more]

Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

Premier Ford, notwithstanding | Heather MacIvor

It’s been a reassuring week for those of us who worry about the health of democracy and the rule of law. In the U.S. midterms, an unexpectedly large proportion of voters apparently rejected the Trumpist threat to the American constitutional order. More predictably, the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs motivated women to turn out for pro-choice candidates and initiatives (Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org.). Abstract concerns about authoritarianism and the separation of powers are one thing. Losing a tangible constitutional right, without accountability or recourse, is something else altogether. ... [read more]