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Tuesday, July 03, 2018 @ 1:01 PM - Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 12:17 PM

Tough road ahead for company fighting job program’s attestation of Charter rights, scholar says Beverley Baines

An uphill battle likely lies ahead for an Ontario concrete company hauling Canada’s government to court over having to attest to women’s abortion rights before taking part in a summer jobs program. This is the view of at least one legal mind following an application filed to the Federal Court by Sarnia Concrete Products Ltd., alleging its Charter rights were violated when its application was turned down for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) — a federal program giving employers wage subsidies to hire secondary and post-secondary students. ... [read more]

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Ontario PC tax platform: Three things you need to know three_things_sm

On June 7, 2018, Ontario altered its course and elected a majority Progressive Conservative (PC) government, under Premier-designate Doug Ford, for the first time in 15 years. For many of us in the tax world, this turn of events may create some uncertainty. The question that arises in the days following the election is, what tax changes will Doug Ford actually implement? ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

What to make of Canada’s proposed deferred prosecution agreements maninsuitdesk_sm.jpg

Imagine this: new management of a Canadian construction company (Company A) discovers unusual payments that the former chief financial officer authorized to a company wholly owned by the Minister of Infrastructure of a developing country (Country A). Shortly after the payments were made, Company A won a lucrative contract to build a new road in Country A. New management suspects that the payments may have been bribes, but decides not to investigate: why risk a criminal investigation when regulators might not even notice the transactions? ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

Increase your success with lateral hires | Gary Mitchell

What is a law firm without great talent? Empty office space! There are so many reasons law firms need to do more to empower their lawyers and staff to excel in their careers. One of the most critical areas I see for improvement is how you onboard your newly acquired talent. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 10:19 AM

NAFTA: New occupational classifications long overdue NAFTA_employment_sm

Amidst a flurry of activity on immigration issues and topics since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, NAFTA has remained one of the hottest and most persistent topics circulating in the North American business community and beyond. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

The question of medical negligence in British Columbia’s Cambridge affair blanksuperhero_sm.jpg

As described in part one of this series, Drs. Sean and Rosemarie Cambridge, two foreign-trained physicians, provided medical care to hundreds of patients in Chilliwack, B.C., from 2011 to 2017, under a provisional medical licence issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

More than half of employers worried about marijuana legalization, report states Nicole_Simes_sm

A little more than half of Canadian employers are concerned about how marijuana legalization will impact the workplace, according to a new study. But should they be? Employment lawyers who spoke with The Lawyer's Daily shared their views — some differing — when it comes to how worried business proprietors and managers ought to be as of Oct. 17, when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Benefits - Failure to inform of material change

Consolidated appeals by Curtis, Kathirkamapillai and Koomson from convictions for an offence under s. 149(2) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Ontario proposing income tax credit instead of minimum wage hike tax_cut_sm

With the election of Doug Ford as Ontario’s new Premier comes changes that will have immediate repercussions for a large number of employees in the Province. These changes will be felt particularly by lower income employees who rely upon the protections provided by minimum wage legislation. ... [read more]