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Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Recommendations for Labour Code amendments explained Manandwomanchangingrule_Sm1.jpg

The Canada Labour Code (CLC) is undergoing a substantial overhaul; significant amendments have already come into force. Last year, an Independent Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards made five additional recommendations for other potential amendments to the CLC with regard to the following issues: ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 1:48 PM

Financial distress: Blind spots in cannabis industry falling_cannabis_stocks_sm

The regulated cannabis industry remains a consistent headline. Growing pains plague the industry, and the optimism surrounding growth, product diversification and projected revenue has been replaced by concern regarding layoffs, oversupply and inability to raise funds. Speculation about failures and insolvencies is widespread. After years of focusing on growth and raising capital, cannabis companies are increasingly looking for advice to mitigate the impact of financial distress. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

International Women’s Day: Enabling diversity in boardroom | Helle Bank Jorgensen

Once again, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and while each year sees new achievements for women around the world, some areas of gender equality continue to drag behind. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 3:10 PM

Expert panel releases recommendations for amendments to Labour Code man&womanchangingrules.jpg

The Canada Labour Code (CLC) is undergoing a substantial overhaul; signficant amendments have already come into force. In a press release issued last year, the federal government announced that an Independent Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards had been established to make additional recommendations for other potential amendments to the CLC with regard to the following issues: ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 11:50 AM

How to unleash power of employee appreciation for legal professionals every day EmployeeDay

Employee Appreciation Day is March 6 this year, and it’s often a last-minute scramble to make something special happen for employees. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 1:25 PM

Corporate immigration compliance: Managing risk work_permit_sm

In an increasingly global marketplace, Canadian companies of all sizes are becoming actively engaged in business in more than one country and are seeing the benefits of a cross-border business presence. Manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, specialty consulting firms, fintech, IT and many more industries are among those with operations in multiple jurisdictions. If economic predictors about the strength of our small and medium businesses in Canada are accurate, it won’t be at all surprising to see the cross-border approach to business becoming more popular in these markets. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

Food delivery drivers open to unionization; Expanding labour relations to e-commerce Foodorabiker_sm.jpg

On Feb. 25, 2020, the Ontario Labour Relations Board delivered a crucial decision regarding Foodora, an online food delivery services that had contracted with independent bike couriers to deliver restaurant food to patrons. Foodora is one of the many “app” delivery service companies of the modern urban gig economy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 9:03 AM

Regulating cryptocurrency exchanges: Unclear definitions bitcoin_investing_sm

In this, the first of our three-part series examining legal developments in the cryptocurrency arena, we take a look at the state of cryptocurrency regulation in Canada and elsewhere. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 1:16 PM

Tribunals and courts: New era of judicial review judicial_review_sm

Over the past decade, nothing has led to more spilled ink than the standard of review Canadian courts should apply when reviewing administrative decision making. Should the court show deference to the tribunal interpreting its governing statute? Does the case raise legal questions beyond the expertise of the decision maker, such that only courts should decide them? ... [read more]