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Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

Why we should stop obsessing about aligning compensation with strategy womanclimbingstairs.jpg

You’re wrong if you think your compensation structure — with all all its carrots and sticks — is your most effective strategic tool. Compensation is a blunt and rudimentary tool, like the wheel. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 11:19 AM

Significant changes to Quebec labour laws Quebec flag

As of Jan. 1, 2019, by way of amendments to the Labour Standards Act of Quebec, new rules came into force which are of significant interest to Quebec employers. The following is a summary of some of the more important modifications. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Workplaces need inclusive leaders to break through implicit bias, speaker says Delee Fromm sm

Everyone has implicit bias. Whether it’s toward a specific culture, gender, or age, biases learned from childhood impact how people behave in a workplace which, Delee Fromm explained, need to be broken in order to change social norms. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

Four new partners at Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley announced that four lawyers have joined the firm’s partnership, Thomas Agnew, Kathryn Meehan, Siobhan O’Brien and Nadine Zacks. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Feds toughen, expand list of integrity regime offences | Julius Melnitzer

The federal government’s changes to the integrity regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2019 to help ensure it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, could well be a wake-up call for business. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Incorporating your law firm a great tax planning tool tax_saving_sm

Want to reduce the taxes you pay in 2019? Consider incorporating your legal practice. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 9:07 AM

Canada expands border biometrics tumb-print_sm

As of Dec. 31, 2018, foreign nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas must provide their biometrics (fingerprints) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. Applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been subject to this biometric requirement since July 31, 2018. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Proposed bill would cut municipal red tape but also checks, balances redtape_cutting_sm

On Dec. 6, 2018, the provincial government introduced Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. If passed, Bill 66 would amend numerous acts as part of the province’s “Open for Business Action Plan” — the government’s comprehensive push to cut regulatory red tape in an effort to stimulate business investment and create jobs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 6:34 AM

Pulver Crawford Monroe adds top labour and employment lawyer

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP announced that M. Patricia (Pat) Gallivan has joined the firm as senior counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

Ingersoll named managing partner of Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office

Cox & Palmer announced the appointment of Daniel W. Ingersoll, as managing partner of the Halifax office.   ... [read more]