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Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

Live-streaming Uber dash cam part of much bigger problem dash_camera_sm

Many people are aware of the term “sharing economy” and often think of Uber as the poster child of such a platform. However, many (if not all) passengers of Uber and other ride-sharing services would likely be horrified to learn that their ride, and their conversations inside the vehicle, were being filmed and broadcast online for the whole world to watch. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

Make sure you can justify those restrictive covenants in employment agreements | Stuart Rudner

Is it fair to use a non-competition clause to shut someone out of an industry? What about a non-solicitation clause? Will courts even enforce such restrictions? ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 2:15 PM

In-house department growth requires sound ‘business case,’ legal expert says Paula Pepin

Numbers: growing or creating an in-house legal department all comes down to the numbers on balance sheets, budgets and invoices, legal experts say.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Increased border biometrics boosts security but also privacy concerns biometrics_border_sm

In an effort to enhance the integrity of the Canadian immigration system, the federal government began collecting biometric data from foreign nationals of specific countries applying for temporary residence in 2013. The information may then be shared between countries in order to expand the scope of security screenings, while also giving rise to privacy concerns. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Attitude adjustment: U.S. politics affecting Canadians crossing the border american_border_sm

As NAFTA negotiations near the one-year mark and Canada and the U.S. continue to push their own trade agendas, the friendly historic relationship between Canada and the U.S. appears frighteningly fragile at the moment. Many Canadians are taking a “prepare for the worst” approach to heading across the border, and some — but not all — of this caution is merited. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

International coalition investigating cryptocurrency tax evasion, money laundering bitcoin_investigation_sm

The Wild West days of cryptocurrency and tax evasion are on the wane. Bitcoin, ethereum, dash and other digital currencies are now firmly in the crosshairs of worldwide tax authorities: the burning issue, of course, is the loss of tax revenue occurring from unreported cryptocurrency transactions. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Quebec decision backs a litigant’s right to compel participation hire_lawyer_sm

The Superior Court in Roy Métivier Roberge inc. c. CGE Groupe conseil inc., 2018 QCCS 3048 reminded litigants that access to justice has a corresponding obligation to participate, even in defence, and upheld a plaintiff’s ability to enforce defendants’ compliance with that obligation. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

Blockchain solutions, smart contracts and jobs for lawyers Open_palms_sm.jpg

Many tech enthusiasts postulate that blockchain will bring about the end of the intermediary, and with this, the end of the lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 8:21 AM

How Global Talent Stream targets world’s best tech workers | Colin Singer

Rewind to 2016 and Canada’s technology industry was struggling to hire the best skilled workers to help startup businesses grow. Then along came the Global Talent Stream (GTS). ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

The future of free trade: Labour market mobility in uncertain times global_employment_sm

Free trade agreements open markets by reducing trade barriers and creating predictable and transparent conditions for businesses to operate. Many free trade agreements provide for reciprocal labour mobility between members, skilled workers, professionals and intra-company transferees. Business persons can provide their services without going through the process of labour market testing. This facilitates cross border mobility and provides access to labour market skills and service from around the world. ... [read more]