We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

In-House Counsel

Latest

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

How B.C. aims to protect temporary foreign workers | Colin Singer

British Columbia has recently announced plans to boost protection of its nearly 50,000 temporary foreign workers in the province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 10:29 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

Ottawa’s public directive on litigation in Indigenous cases aims to hold Crown to account on reconciliation: DOJ Karenna_Williams

​​​Indigenous law practitioners say the Attorney General of Canada’s recently unveiled directive to federal Crown lawyers mandating a “significant shift” in Indigenous litigation could assist their clients — especially if judges push Department of Justice (DOJ) counsel to walk Ottawa’s talk. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

Despite legal issues, smart tech good for real estate industry digital_realestate_sm

Poring over generic postings with limited information, glancing through blurry photos, attending open houses, standing over fax machines, anxiously awaiting a response. Driving out to meet your clients at a local café, presenting the offer, and getting paper signatures. ... [read more]

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]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

More normalization adjustments when valuing a privately held corporation business_history_sm

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, the historic operating results of a company can sometimes be used to value a privately held business. In such circumstances, a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) may need to make a number of “normalization adjustments” to the company’s historic operating results to eliminate one-time or non-recurring items, or to restate revenues and expenses to “arm’s length” fair market value amounts. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

Charities need to tread carefully through new political activity rules charitable_donation_sm

Imagine a situation where you are consulted by a charitable organization, or even a charitable foundation, that is working to find a cure for a particular genetic disease. That charity now asks you to submit on its behalf a request to the Canada Revenue Agency for permission to carry out additional research to support a change to provincial health care rules so that new experimental medical care for that disease would be covered by provincial health care plans. ... [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]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:14 AM

U.S. decision on sales tax a big deal for Canadian companies american_salestax_sm

In what may be a game changer for Canadian companies, on June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S., overturning decades of previous court precedence. In Wayfair, the Supreme Court confirmed that physical nexus is no longer required for a state to enforce sales tax collection. Instead, the concept of economic nexus was to be considered as a reasonable basis. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Collaboration among siloed specialists boosted by knowledge management knowledge_management_sm

The need for greater value continues to evolve within the legal industry, and increasingly, in-house legal departments are working with firms that focus on client experience. Knowledge Management (KM) professionals are providing innovative solutions to contribute to the overall client experience and are leveraging technology to do it. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Online gaming industry needs more ‘privacy by design’ virtual_game_sm

The world of video games has undergone a massive transformation. As online gaming continues to thrive, the industry must earn the trust of its consumers to maintain its success. This is the second of a two-part series ... [read more]