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Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 3:28 PM

The Coach: Marketing retail law ‘B to C’ | Gary Mitchell

Of course when I use the term “B to C,” I am referring to Business to Consumer. It is my experience in helping lawyers and law firms market themselves and grow, these areas of law are the easiest to market. The most obvious areas or retail law or B to C being, but not limited to: employment law (employee side), family law, personal injury (PI), and wills and estates. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 22, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL DAMAGES - Damages for mental distress - Aggravated damages

Appeal by the defendant, Utopia Day Spas and Salons, from an aggravated damages award in favour of the plaintiff, Cottrill. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 1:13 PM

Workplace criminal liability: Businesses and their lawyers should be taking note blocksmashing_sm.jpg

Earlier this year, the owner of an excavation company was convicted of manslaughter for the death of a worker at a job site. Two months ago, that owner was sentenced to an 18-month jail sentence that is to be followed by two years’ probation. The case was R. c. Fournier [2018] J.C. no. 8784. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Workplace mental health in the gig economy meditateondesk_sm.jpg

The global employment landscape is evolving and becoming increasingly precarious for many people who find themselves in non-standard work arrangements. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Valuing a privately held corporation: Normalization adjustments business_value_sm

When valuing a privately held business, there are several valuation approaches and techniques which Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) may use to determine a company’s value. One such method used is the income-based approach, which looks at a company’s earnings or cash flows. ... [read more]

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Employers best not stick heads in sand when told of sexual harassment, says lawyer Jeff_Hopkins_sm

Beefier legislation and the rise of #MeToo has meant a greater “duty to inquire” for Ontario employers when it comes to looking into sexual harassment allegations — no matter how informal the complaint, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 8:23 AM

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL - Constructive dismissal - Change to remuneration

Application by Kuhnreich for damages for constructive dismissal and relief from oppression. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Former federal deputy minister joins Bennett Jones as senior counsel

Bennett Jones announced that Lori Sterling has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Ottawa office. Her 30 years of leadership in federal and provincial government helps businesses adapt to critical legal and policy issues. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

‘Massive’ budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients Jan Borowy

The Trudeau government’s latest jam-packed budget implementation bill (Bill C-86), which is under scrutiny this week at the Commons Finance Committee, includes scores of proposed regulatory measures — many of them unheralded and deserving of lawyers’ attention. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

Sheen Arnold McNeil principals to join Pulver Crawford Munroe

Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP announced that Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold and Marcia McNeil will be joining the Vancouver labour and employment law firm, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]