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Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 8:32 AM

A checklist for franchise causes of action: Statutory claims franchise_magnify_sm

This article provides an outline of frequently claimed substantive causes of action in franchise disputes. The causes of action addressed in this article are statutory claims. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 1:03 PM

Corporate immigration compliance: Employee support as a benefit work_permit_sm

Our global marketplace means that more and more companies are seeking talent beyond the borders of their own business entity and without regard to nationality. The need to source talent across the world brings with it complexities for employers regarding compliance with local immigration and employment laws, as well as domestic organizations whose priority is the protection of the local labour market. In Canada, that concern principally lies with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC or Service Canada). In the U.S., those responsibilities are shared with the Department of Labor. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 8:36 AM

Program can minimize business interruptions like COVID-19, rail strike Arrowmaze

Businesses across Canada are still feeling the effects of the recent CN rail blockades that continue to cause delays in the movement of goods. Moreover, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has seriously impacted the importation of goods from Asia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

B.C. unveils legislation to allow for paid leave for victims of domestic or sexual violence B.C. Minister of Labour Harry Bains

The B.C. government has moved to ensure employees who have been forced to deal with domestic or sexual violence have paid time off from work, a move which brings the province more in line with other jurisdictions across Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 9:34 AM

Run but not hide: U.S. court to rule on Canadian disgorgement order money_magnet_sm

The Nevada Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal of a Nevada District Court’s decision which, if upheld, will mark the first time a U.S. court recognizes an order from a Canadian securities regulator. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 2:02 PM

Navigating privacy breaches for charities, NFPs info_data_breach_sm

Privacy breaches are a real risk for all organizations, including charities and not-for-profits (NFPs), and can result in a range of consequences including legal liability, litigation and class action lawsuits, regulatory investigation and enforcement, business interruption, financial loss and reputational damage. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

Understanding EBUGs: To Ayres is human Toyhockeyplayers.jpg

David Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, was called into action for the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 22 in their 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:28 AM

Chairpersons for CETA state to state disputes: Where are the women, Canada? canada_ceta_sm

The roster of arbitrators for state to state dispute settlement under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its member states has no women on its list of chairpersons.   ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 1:52 PM

Tribunals and courts: Defining reasonableness judicial_review_sm

My first article in this series discussed the legal controversy over the standard of review that Canadian courts should apply when reviewing administrative decision making. This article will continue by posing the question: What does reasonableness review mean? ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Canada sets record for new immigrants in 2019 | Colin Singer

Canada admitted a modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada did that was 1912. ... [read more]