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Labour & Employment


Monday, February 01, 2021 @ 9:23 AM

UNIONS - Duties - Representation of members

Motion by Bernard for leave to commence an application for judicial review of a decision of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board dismissing her complaint against the respondent alleging unfair representation by not letting the applicant participate in a ratification vote. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 1:58 PM

The evolution of shareholder activism Shareholders standing in front of world map

The year 2020 will be remembered as a year that was rife with uncertainty. As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a historic toll on the global economy, many companies and investors alike have struggled to stop the bleeding amid mandated lockdowns, supply chain disruption and unprecedented volatility in capital markets around the world. The year also saw widespread calls for racial and social equality and a renewed focus on environmental responsibility. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 11:59 AM

Lavery adds four professionals

Lavery Lawyers announced the arrival of four new professionals to its team, Jérémie Beltrame, David Chun, Charlotte Dangoisse and Janet Dell’Orto. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 10:56 AM

Immigration: Labour market impact, Express Entry, permanent residency Cartoon of robot immigrants arriving to Canada

Do you have clients who are skilled workers seeking to immigrate to Canada, but score lower than the points they need to be eligible for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program? ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 2:28 PM

Recipe for success: Cloud computing, Cerlox confetti, marshmallows | Andrew Monkhouse

If you think about paper in the absolute, who loves paper the most: cats, toddlers or lawyers? ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 11:20 AM

Why you should care that law schools are close to flunking COVID 101 Teachher in front of virtual class

At the risk of sounding cliché, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about the practice of law and has accelerated the shift to online work dramatically. Despite the profession’s stubborn reluctance to change this year saw entire firms shifting online overnight and enormous progress in open conversations about work/life balance. The profession may not be quite as incapable of change as we may have thought last February. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 9:15 AM

Feds unveil new support program for small businesses; PM says new border measures coming soon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The federal government has created a new support program for small-business owners as they continue to navigate the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 1:01 PM

Supreme Court is clear: Reasonable notice much more than lost wage Man looking in empty wallet

Workers are often offered compensation in their employment package which is separate from wages and benefits. This can include long-term incentive plans (LTIP), stock options, restricted share units, bonuses and other non-traditional compensation structures. They are appealing because they can be a sizable addition to salary and have potential to grow over time. The catch, however, is that employers will craft contracts which treat these payments as separate from salary and therefore excluded from the calculation of reasonable notice under the common law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 12:42 PM

Deducting life insurance costs: Why opportunity may be overlooked Hands writing on paper and using calculator

In part one, we discussed paragraph 20(1)(e.2) in the Income Tax Act (the Act), which allows an individual or business to deduct the reasonable cost of life insurance in the event it is used as collateral in a business financing agreement. We also discussed when this provision would be useful. ... [read more]

Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 1:39 PM

Work that works: Equality, diversity and inclusion | Charlene Theodore

We have seen in the last decades a number of legal proceedings raising claims of inequality in the workplace. Those that have been decided or resolved so far sometimes revealed shocking stories of inequality — behaviour so blatant and unabashed that “inequality,” for all the shamefulness it connotes, still seems too gentle a word. Some involved more subtle or insidious behaviour, but the end result — a fundamental erosion of workplace culture and relationships — was the same. ... [read more]