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Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Apr 26

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right

    Drug testing does not always violate fundamental right
    by Marie-Gabrielle Bélanger In Canada, the criteria for allowing random drug or alcohol testing in the workplace are very limited because these tests are regarded by our courts as an invasion of an employee’s privacy. But what…
  • Apr 19

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court

    Transferred employee’s wrongful dismissal suit lands in New York court
    by Bonny Mak Waterfall and Rachel Younan When a Canadian employer transfers its employee to a non-Canadian entity, is it still on the hook for wrongful dismissal damages? Recently, an Ontario court declined to hear a civil action claiming…
  • Apr 12

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report

    Ontario employers should check for overdue accessibility compliance report
    by Cathy Chandler In 2005, Ontario became the first jurisdiction in the world to enact proactive legislation designed to establish policies and programs to promote the provision of services to people with disabilities in five areas: customer…
Rank this Week: 3258

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 26

    Law Graduates Still Struggling in Job Market

    Law Graduates Still Struggling in Job Market
    An editorial in today’s New York Times highlights the plights of law school graduates in the U.S., About 20 percent of law graduates from 2010 are working at jobs that do not require a law license, according to a new study, and only 40…
  • Apr 26

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Apr 25

    Old Wine in New Bottle

    Old Wine in New Bottle
    Borrowing a well-worn title for this post seemed appropriate. I trust Milton Freidman, Noam Chomsky, the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble, or the countless others who have used the title before me won’t mind. I’m spending…
Rank this Week: 1042

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1030

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 26

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-04-25
    Music and movie firms back website-blocking in Singapore http://t.co/VyYvVZsIN0 -> Goebbels' estate sues Random House for diary royalties http://t.co/1PDCxZpeuA -> Companies' 'fears are real' with Chinese cyber law…
  • Apr 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24
    Limitations on testimonial advertising does not infringe Charter rights College v. Yazdanfar, 2011 ONCPSD 15 http://t.co/AWXPgbCID9 -> A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach? http://t.co/ZAbkGexDnm -> 6 Current Copyright Cases More…
  • Apr 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23
    Copyright infringers of books fined $37.5m in U.S. http://t.co/6VcecBJ8Xl -> World Watch: Canadian Government Closes Big Tech’s Back Door Loophole https://t.co/ZRYWeUMXo4 -> What’s in a digital signature : better…
Rank this Week: 2805

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4798

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
  • Apr 5

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California
    I this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Larson Justice Center, in Indio, California, a little over a year ago, in March 2014.
Rank this Week: 948

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    News From Working Group on the Future of the Canadian Library Association

    News From Working Group on the Future of the Canadian Library Association
    This is a follow up to the Library Boy post of April 6, 2015 called New Blog on the Future of the Canadian Library Association.The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has been holding discussions with stakeholders in the library community on a…
  • Apr 25

    Adult and Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada

    Adult and Youth Correctional Statistics in Canada
    The Statistics Canada publication Juristat recently published 2 articles on the correctional system:Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014: "In 2013/2014, on any given day, there were on average 139,337 adult offenders being …
  • Apr 23

    Upcoming Conference on Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era

    Upcoming Conference on Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era
    The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is organizing a conference called Leviathan North: Long-term Access to Government Information in the Digital Era at the St. James’ Cathedral Centre in Toronto on May 14-15, 2015:"Libraries,…
Rank this Week: 750

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 25

    The Impact of Art

    The Impact of Art
    As my students will tell you, I am on a continuous quest to combine pro-sports and law. My students might be surprised to learn that I have personal interests beyond professional sports! One of those is contemporary art. So, I...
  • Apr 23

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!

    Sound Recording Copyright Extension to 70 Years is a MONEY GRAB!
    New reports are suggesting that the Government of Canada plans to extend the term of copyright monopoly from 50 years to 70 years for sound recordings. I will give you 4 reasons why this does not further any legitimate public...
  • Apr 6

    If you build it, ...

    If you build it, ...
    Watch as MLB players recite the Field of Dreams speech:
Rank this Week: 2991

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    OSC follows CSA in issuing registration exemptions for certain U.S. Broker-Dealers and Adviser

    OSC follows CSA in issuing registration exemptions for certain U.S. Broker-Dealers and Adviser
    Darin Renton - Today, the OSC published OSC Rule 32-505 Conditional Exemption from Registration for United States Broker-Dealers and Advisers Servicing U.S. Clients from Ontario. OSC Rule 32-505 provides an exemption from the dealer and…
  • Apr 24

    BCSC Releases First Annual Enforcement Report

    BCSC Releases First Annual Enforcement Report
    Earlier this week, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) released its 2014 Enforcement Report, which represents the first annual enforcement report to be published by the BCSC. The 31-page report provides an overview of the…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court of Canada denies authorization in first Quebec secondary market securities class action

    Supreme Court of Canada denies authorization in first Quebec secondary market securities class action
    Alan D’Silva and Sinziana Hennig - On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., the first case to consider the authorization of a secondary market class action…
Rank this Week: 140

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Apr 24

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie

    Tory Senator Insults Order of Canada Recipient for Asking Why Unions Need Disclose More Than Charitie
    Try telling Conservatives that the ridiculous, partisan, waste of taxpayer money that is Bill C-377 Harper Senate Appointee Plett Insults Distinguished Witness at hearings into Anti-union Bill imposes far more onerous reporting requirements…
  • Apr 14

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote

    Workers Hired After a Strike Begins Can’t Vote in a Union Decertification Vote
    A long strike by United Steelworkers members at Crown Holdings beer can manufacturer has been in the news lately, and the Ontario government has now appointed an expert arbitrator to try and broker a deal there.  Receiving less…
  • Mar 31

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

    SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law
    March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation was in the collective bargaining case MPAO v. Canada, where the court cited my…
Rank this Week: 707

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Apr 24

    Profession divided on mandatory collection of diversity data: report

    Profession divided on mandatory collection of diversity data: report
    Most participants in a Law Society of Upper Canada consultation process agree law firms should collect diversity data. But according to an interim report released yesterday, the profession is divided on whether that data collection should be…
  • Apr 24

    Calgary judge grants bail to Omar Khadr

    Calgary judge grants bail to Omar Khadr
    Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held in the Guantanamo military base before being transferred to a prison in Alberta in 2012, has been granted bail and could be released early next month while he appeals his murder…
  • Apr 24

    Legal news roundup - April 24, 2015

    Legal news roundup - April 24, 2015
    CanadaOntario attorney general seeks clarification in court for aboriginal medicine ruling, Canadian PressFederal government informs Vancouver it does not have authority to regulate illegal pot shops, Canadian PressB.C. man to appear in court…
Rank this Week: 165

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Wagners Serious Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia personal injury cases and laws.

http://www.wagners.co/blog/
  • Apr 24

    CertainTeed Fiber Cement Weatherboard Siding Lawsuit

    CertainTeed Fiber Cement Weatherboard Siding Lawsuit
    The class action lawyers at Wagners Law Firm are currently investigating potential product defects in CertainTeed Fiber Cement WeatherBoard Siding. Consumer complaints are emerging that CertainTeed's siding is defective in that it prematurely…
  • Apr 10

    Nova Scotia insurance clawback case settled

    Nova Scotia insurance clawback case settled
    The Nova Scotia Department of Community Services announced on April 1 that a settlement had been reached in an insurance clawback case with a woman who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a car in April 1996. The woman...
  • Apr 3

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia

    Vehicle recalls in Nova Scotia
    Nova Scotia vehicle owners will have likely received a recall notice at one time or another. Auto manufacturers send out these types of announcements, which are also known as a Notice of Safety Defect, when a defect that could compromise...
Rank this Week: 3863

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
  • Apr 14

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has revolutionized how stakeholders receive information about companies. An estimated 1.79 billion people used social media in 2014; 2.44 billion will by 2018.[1] Despite…
Rank this Week: 5015

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Apr 24

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)
    By Katherine Booth Since our last post, the Supreme Court has released a number of significant decisions, including a decision about the standard of review applicable to statutory appeals and the test for civil contempt. It also dismissed two…
  • Apr 22

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff
    By Miranda Lam, Pierre-Jerome Bouchard and Laure Fouin On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its opinion in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., 2015 SCC 18 (Theratechnologies), its first decision on the…
  • Apr 21

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say
    By Marc-Andre Russell The majority decision (Stratas and Nadon, J.A.) of the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) in Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89 calls for a complete overhaul of the law governing public authority…
Rank this Week: 4279

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Apr 24

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?

    5 Benefits To Filing Bankruptcy: Do They Apply To You?
    Money problems happen to many different people for many different reasons.  Too often, debt becomes a cycle and the pressure of paying off all of the debt becomes too much to handle alone.  If you find yourself in the same…
  • Apr 10

    What Duties Will I Have During A Consumer Proposal?

    What Duties Will I Have During A Consumer Proposal?
    Once your consumer proposal has been filed there are certain duties that you have to perform to ensure that it will be successfully completed. Your trustee will guide you through the process, but knowing your responsibilities can…
  • Apr 8

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2015

    Surplus Income Limits for Bankruptcy in Ontario in 2015
    The amount you are required to pay if you declare bankruptcy is based on your income.  The more you earn, the more you are required to pay.  This limit is adjusted each year, and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy has…
Rank this Week: 1822

Canadian Toronto Immigration…

Canadian Toronto Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers Canadian immigration law from a Toronto perspective. By Max Chaudhary.

http://chaudharylaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Interrupted Studies in Canada – Will a 3 Year Post Graduation Work Permit be issued?

    Interrupted Studies in Canada – Will a 3 Year Post Graduation Work Permit be issued?
    An application for a Post-graduation work permit of three years duration is available to those foreign nationals who study at an appropriate school in a program of at least two years duration. One question that arises is whether the duration…
  • Apr 14

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System

    Work Experience – The Cornerstone Of Canada’s Express Entry System
    When putting up a profile on the Express Entry system, you must possess at least one year of work experience.  At this early stage of uploading a profile, you don’t need a work reference letter.  Once you’ve been issued…
  • Apr 9

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application

    Adding a Common Law Partner to an Existing Application
    If you have an application for a visa to Canada, being permanent resident, or a temporary visa, you may have changed your life in a significant way.  Some life changes must actually be reported to Canada’s immigration department if…
Rank this Week: 4676

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing
    Legal experts say that most spouses settle their matrimonial differences consensually despite resentment and hard feelings that linger, yet for the sake of their children and their sensible desire to avoid court proceedings and the enormous…
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
Rank this Week: 46

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group

    Better Farming: Pipelines present new risks to farmers warns landowners group
    Click here to read Better Farming's article on the National Energy Board's Administrative Monetary Penalty system that now applies to pipeline landowners.
  • Apr 13

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner

    NEB introduces Administrative Monetary Penalties to landowner
    The National Energy Board ("NEB") has issued a new publication called "Administrative Monetary Penalties: Information for Landowners".  Among the information provided by the NEB is the following:How did Administrative Monetary Penalties…
  • Apr 6

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker

    BC Appeal Court overturns decision that awarded farm to former worker
    In a post from August, 2013 called "Equity ensures farm goes to intended beneficiary after codicil failed", I wrote about a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court that granted ownership of a farm to a long-time farm worker on the…
Rank this Week: 458

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Here comes the sun? Top 5 Bike Safety Tips from Goldfinger Personal Injury Law

    Here comes the sun? Top 5 Bike Safety Tips from Goldfinger Personal Injury Law
    I was at our Peterborough Office at 380 Armour Rd in the East City today. En-route, it began to snow. Like real, hard core snow. Confession: I had my snow tires removed 3 weeks ago. With temperatures below freezing in Peterborough and the…
  • Apr 16

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario

    Alternative Business Structures and the Legal Profession in Ontario
    The Law Society of Upper Canada is the regulatory body which governs lawyers in Ontario. They are considering some changes with respect to how lawyers do business, and administer services throughout the province. Currently, lawyers can…
  • Apr 7

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)

    Distracted Driving is the new Impaired; but Impaired charges may be making a comeback (Ontario)
    Driving while using or even holding a hand held device has become a hot button topic across Canada. Charges in relation to distracted driving are on the rise, and are slowly catching up to those charges related to impaired driving. In…
Rank this Week: 3751

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Apr 23

    Advisor.ca – New Trust Rules Impact US Citizens in Canada

    Advisor.ca – New Trust Rules Impact US Citizens in Canada
    David A. Altro and Heela Donsky recently wrote an article which appeared on Advisor.ca and in the Advisor’s Edge magazine. In the article, David and Heela explain the impact of new trust rules for US citizens living in Canada. Click…
  • Apr 9

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD

    April 2015 – Dollars and Sense Radio Show on CJAD
        Montreal, Quebec – April 1st 2015   On the April 1st episode of Dollars and Sense on CJAD 800 AM, David A. Altro, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor and Quebec Notary, Managing Partner at Altro Levy LLP and…
  • Apr 8

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate

    Considering a Condo? A Checklist for Canadians Investing in US Real Estate
      Last fall, I wrote about the benefits of buying property in the US sunbelt, particularly in Florida, which is currently experiencing a post-recession renaissance. Now, as the state’s economy continues to recover, more and more…
Rank this Week: 3237

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2597

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 23

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct
    The Tax Court has in recent years demonstrated a willingness to use cost awards to control the parties’ conduct. This includes awarding lump-sum amounts, which may depart markedly from the “tariff” amounts described in…
  • Apr 16

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present
    Under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer may apply for a determination of losses for a tax year. A taxpayer typically requests a loss determination after the CRA has issued a nil assessment. This is because no objection may…
  • Apr 14

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update
    The CRA Charities Directorate has published its 2015 Program Update (previous updates are available here). The CRA Charities Directorate has in recent years been actively updating and promoting the dissemination of its charity information,…
Rank this Week: 1249

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Wrongful Dismissal Blog

Discussion of Canadian wrongful dismissal cases and other employment law issues and decisions. By Kenneth A. Krupat.

http://joblaw.ca/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion

    Quick Justice? Bring a Summary Judgment Motion
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca The use of the summary judgment process is becoming more and more widespread in wrongful dismissal cases. In this post, I look at three recent…
  • Mar 24

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?

    Just Cause for Dismissal: Is One Incident Enough?
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca Is one incident of dishonesty just cause for dismissal?  What if it involves a long-serving employee?  This was the issue that was…
  • Feb 18

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case

    Use of Summary Judgment Motions in Dismissal Case
    Content created by Kenneth A. Krupat, B.A., LL.B. Employment Law | Wrongful Dismissalwww.joblaw.ca What are summary judgment motions?  Are they effective in wrongful dismissal cases?  A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 2772

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Online Advertisers Take Notice – Recent Canadian Decision

    Online Advertisers Take Notice – Recent Canadian Decision
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has released two important decisions this year on online behavioural advertising (OBA or interest-based advertising) so far this year. On March 25, 2015, the OPC released its Report of Findings…
  • Mar 27

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine
    It has been reported that a wind turbine which is deployed across the energy sector worldwide has been hacked.  Due to a software bug, an attacker can get the user name and password from the browser.  This can allow admin…
  • Mar 27

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor
    The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid.  The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems. Let’s cut to the…
Rank this Week: 1263

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1253

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 181

Youth and Work

Youth and Work

Covers workplace law for young people in Canada.

http://www.youthandwork.ca/
  • Apr 22

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe

    The Federal Government Acts to Protect Interns...Maybe
    Yesterday in the 2015 Federal budget there was language, in the "Modernizing the Canada Labour Code" section, that suggested that the Federal government would be moving to address the lack of protections for interns under the Canada Labour…
  • Apr 7

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week

    Some Can't Miss Talks at Toronto's Spur Festival This Week
    Just a quick blog post about some of the speakers who are appearing at the upcoming Spur Festival in Toronto later this week. Guy Standing, a Professor of Development Studies at the University of London, is speaking this Friday at the…
  • Mar 18

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

    A Better Deal for Youth? The 2015 Alternative Federal Budget
    The Alternative Federal Budget ("AFB") is being released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. For the second year, Karen Foster and myself have put together the chapter on youth and I thought that it would be good…
Rank this Week: 3264

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

Covers the harm of excess copyright enforcement. By Howard Knopf.

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave
    A reader of this blog recently suggested to me that he'd like to see an article about what to do when the lawyer for the estate has misbehaved. I took him up on the suggestion because I realize that plenty of people - executors and…
  • Apr 22

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?
    Whenever a person is thinking about bringing a lawsuit against someone, he or she goes through the mental process of weighing risks and downside against potential gains. The question is whether the lawsuit is worth it. A large part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New
    When I talk to people who don't have wills and I ask them why they haven't made one yet, I get a variety of answers. The one I hear the most is that people plan to make wills "later", when they are older, or sick, or injured. They…
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Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC
    Hi Lawyers, how’ve you been? Everything good? That’s great. It’s me, LSUC.* Well, my real name is Law Society of Upper Canada. Some people call me, “The Law Society”, but we can drop the formalities, right? Just…
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
Rank this Week: 3477

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 22

    Google search favours mobile friendly site

    Google search favours mobile friendly site
    Is your website mobile friendly? As of yesterday, Google search ranks mobile friendly sites higher in search results. This means that if someone does a google search from a mobile device, a site that is mobile friendly will appear higher in…
  • Apr 8

    The smartwatch era is here

    The smartwatch era is here
    If you are an Apple fan, April 24 2015 marks the beginning of the smartwatch era – the date the Apple Watch is available. (Preorders start Apr 10th.) Smartwatches have been around for a while, but given the Apple reality distortion…
  • Apr 1

    Is your logo favicon friendly?

    Is your logo favicon friendly?
    A favicon is the small image that you see beside a web address in a browser tab. Similar images are sometimes used with social media names. Slaw, for example, uses as a favicon “Sl” in a particular font, Harrison…
Rank this Week: 2536

Aviation Law Blog

Aviation Law Blog

Covers developments in Canadian aviation law. By Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP.

http://aviationlawblog.ahbl.ca/
  • Apr 21

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51

    Expanded “no-fly” list coming as part of Bill C-51
    On January 30, 2015, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015.  In addition to amending several existing statutes, including the Criminal Code and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service…
  • Mar 19

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention

    Interpreting “Accident” in Article 17 of the Montreal Convention
    In October 2012, we reviewed the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision in Gontcharov v. Canjet, 2012 ONSC 2279. The Gontcharov decision affirmed the Ontario court’s alignment with the U.S. approach to interpreting the word…
  • Feb 23

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention

    Status Quo for Limits of Liability under Montreal Convention
    The Montreal Convention of 1999 (“MC99”) establishes liability limits for commercial aircraft operators for damages in relation to the international carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo.  Article 17 provides that the…
Rank this Week: 4690

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Termination clause upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!

    Termination clause upheld – 2 years work, only 2 weeks wages!
    Despite the fact the termination clause would not have met legislative minimums over a longer period of time, it did meet the minimums at time of termination
  • Apr 21

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 4, 2015

    Markham Board of Trade Golf Day June 4, 2015
    As one of the sponsors, Minken Employment Lawyers is pleased to support the Markham Board of Trade and its annual Golf Day.
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Constructive Dismissal

    Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Constructive Dismissal
    In Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, the Court determined that the Employee had been constructively dismissed when his employer suspended him with pay indefinitely and awarded the Employee damages.
Rank this Week: 2882

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Visual Vestibular Mismatch Leads to $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment

    Visual Vestibular Mismatch Leads to $90,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment
    Adding to this site’s archived cases addressing visual vestibular mismatch following a vehicle collision, reasons for judgement were released today by the Supreme Court, assessing damages for such an injury. In today’s case…
  • Apr 20

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie

    “The Standard of Proof Does Not Change” For Subjective Soft Tissue Injurie
    Sensible reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, confirming that the standard of proof does not change for a tort claim based on subjective soft tissue injuries. In last week’s case…
  • Apr 15

    65/35 Fault Split Following Vehicle / Bicycle Collision

    65/35 Fault Split Following Vehicle / Bicycle Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry addressing fault for an intersection collision between a motorist and a cyclist. In today’s case (Matkin v. Hogg) the Plaintiff was travelling on a…
Rank this Week: 1451

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
  • Apr 20

    You've Been Served - On Facebook

    You've Been Served - On Facebook
    In a March 27, 2015 decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was…
  • Apr 20

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testifyFBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all…
Rank this Week: 281

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change

    Q&A: Employment contracts and fundamental change
    I have an employment contract stating my work location to be downtown. I have been told however that I will now be working for a satellite office which is 20KM away.  This may not seem like a huge distance but with the traffic in Toronto…
  • Apr 16

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?

    Does a Paid Suspension Constitute Constructive Dismissal?
    Constructive dismissal claims are established by proving that a fundamental change in employment has occurred (i.e., working conditions, duties and compensation).  Most notably, a recent court ruling established a paid (non-disciplinary)…
  • Apr 16

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment

    Employee Work Skeletons Can Harm Future Employment
    Employees-beware of your work skeletons! Social media can be a good source for many things, even handy for employers to uncover employee work skeletons. Potential job candidates and employees need to be cautious about what they post and make…
Rank this Week: 303

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
Rank this Week: 3757

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Apr 20

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 13 – April 20, 2015
    44 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 30 from 2015: K 240 P45 2015 Spatial justice : body, lawscape, atmosphere Routledge 2015 xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. K 2400 R82 2014 International arbitration :…
  • Apr 13

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, April 6 – April 13, 2015
    5 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 3 from 2015: K 3830 D65 2008 Principles of international investment law Oxford University Press, 2008 xliii, 433 pages ; 24 cm. Strategic legal writing : preparing persuasive…
  • Apr 8

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

    Historical Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada
    Historical judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1876 are available online through Lexum – http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/1877/nav_date.do They can also be accessed on CanLII.
Rank this Week: 3069

IPEye

IPEye

IPEye chronicles developments in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation and startup culture in emerging economies.

http://ipeyeblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality

    Internet.org, India and Net Neutrality
    In recent days, Internet.org India has received an immense amount of criticism for offering services that are “incompatible with net neutrality” – a concept that all web services should be equally accessible. The…
  • Mar 16

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent

    Nanook Nurtures Jamaican Talent
    It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Nanook’s headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica. Young artists are painting the property’s exterior concrete wall a brilliant shade of yellow, priming it for a new mural. Reggae music plays…
  • Feb 14

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day

    6 Unusual Heart-shaped Patents for Valentine’s Day
    Nothing says “I love you” quite like a Valentine’s Gift. But why stop at just another romantic greeting card and bouquet of roses? Why not consider some of the more individualistic, more quirky gift-items ... The post 6…
Rank this Week: 2146

Canadian Advertising and Marketing…

Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law

Covers Canadian advertising law. By Steve Szentesi.

http://www.canadianadvertisinglaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3975

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)

    Contest Rules Offering: For Running Contests In Canada (Excluding Quebec)
    April 20, 2014 I’ve been quite engaged on advertising, marketing and competition law projects for the past few months. Having said that, I thought I would launch an offer for basic random draw or consumer generated contest rules and…
  • Mar 24

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)

    Conferences: Upcoming University of Trento Antitrust Events (April & June)
    March 24, 2015 The Osservatorio Antitrust of the University of Trento is organizing the following two outstanding events for competition law practitioners: April 16th – 18th: The fifth edition of the Trento Antitrust Conference will…
  • Mar 12

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie

    Conferences: Future of Competition Law and Policy in ASEAN Countrie
    March 12, 2015 The Future of Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Countries (April 23, 2015) Concurrences Journal, in partnership with ESSEC Singapore and Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, will hold its inaugural…
Rank this Week: 3924

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 3603

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
Rank this Week: 2348

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    History of the Law Library: 1945-2015

    History of the Law Library: 1945-2015
  • Apr 7

    April 2015 Extended Hour

    April 2015 Extended Hour
    Extended Exam Hours – April 11-28, 2015 Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.  
  • Apr 7

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2015

    New Books at the Law Library – April 7, 2015
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1605 .O85 2008 Dominic O’Sullivan, Steven Elliott & Rafal Zakrzewski, The Law of Rescission, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUQ350 .M38 2013 Richard Benton, Alex Frame…
Rank this Week: 4183

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Apr 16

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal
    An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a “reliable and capable” Personal Support Worker (a “PSW”) with no prior disciplinary record, because of significant mistreatment of an individual she was responsible…
  • Apr 10

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment
    Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement, and recreation…
  • Mar 26

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
Rank this Week: 1230