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Thursday, May 03, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

Four common reasons for being refused entry to the U.S. refused_entry_sm

There are lots of obvious reasons why someone might be turned away at the border (such as drug trafficking, smuggling, having committed a violent felony, etc.). However, many well-meaning individuals can also get caught in the U.S.’s net of inadmissibility due to far less deliberate or insidious acts. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

IMPLIED DUTIES OF EMPLOYEE - Fiduciary duties

Appeal by the defendant former employer from a summary judgment award on the respondent's claim for breach of contract. ... [read more]

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

‘Facing Resistance’ event highlights access to justice barriers | Kimia Fleming

When people think about past injustices, they tend to reflect upon laws that were challenged, resistance to altering the status quo and those who stood up to make changes happen. However, perhaps a more pertinent question is what more can be done? ... [read more]

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

Keep diversity in mind when renovating your firm’s workspace office_renovation_sm

Is your firm about to undergo a large-scale renovation of the office? Keep in mind not just how you want the office to look and what brand image you want to convey, but also how design decisions may impact your employees and clients, both current and prospective. ... [read more]

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 2:25 PM

International Day of Mourning a reminder to keep employees healthy and safe injuredworkers_sm

Years ago, employees used to take on safety-sensitive jobs such as mining or railroad work knowing that there was a risk to their health or safety and assuming the risks inherent with that occupation. In recent years there has been a shift in both mentality and legislation in terms of safety on the job in Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

How courts apply ‘no property in a witness’ principle to expert testimonies expertwitness

The long-standing principle that “there is no property in a witness” allows any party in an action to interview the same witness and to admit evidence from the same witness in court. While this principle is often practised in the context of fact witnesses, it is less common to see opposing counsel retain the same expert in an action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

Car owner’s liability vs. that of repair shop at centre of Alberta workers’ compensation appeal David_Kitchen_sm

A recent Alberta appeal decision shows workers’ compensation boards cannot sue “innocent” third party vehicle owners to recoup benefits paid to those injured in collisions between at-work drivers, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 9:10 AM

Putting a price on the harm from sexual assault and harassment | Nicole Simes

In 2012, the Pinto Report recommended higher damage awards from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO has recognized that low-value awards for discrimination and harassment create a licence to discriminate. However, the value of general damage awards for breach of the Human Rights Code remains consistently low. The average awards for the past few years range from $10,000 to $15,000 as reported by the Human Right Legal Support Centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

Judgment Day: Employer penalties for IRPR non-compliance employer_penalty_sm

It has been over two years since the employer compliance regime under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) came into effect. Employers are being audited at a rate of at least 25 per cent, and many are still taken aback by the significant penalties resulting from a finding of non-compliance during an audit. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Football players respond to latest chapter in fight over player safety Gafoor,football

Recently, the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) filed a grievance against the CFL claiming that the league has not taken appropriate measures to ensure player safety and rehabilitation. ... [read more]