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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/
Rank this Week: 1398

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/
  • Jun 26

    “It Is Not Necessary To Call Expert Evidence On Each Issue”

    “It Is Not Necessary To Call Expert Evidence On Each Issue”
    In recent years expert evidence has become more common in injury litigation and it is not unusual to see litigants sometimes err on the side of overkill.  To this end helpful comments were recently released by the BC Supreme Court,…
  • Jun 14

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a collision which aggravated long-standing pre-existing health complications. In today’s case (Cheema v. Khan) the Plaintiff…
  • Jun 8

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”
    Reasons were released today by the BC Court of Appeal criticizing  the phrase ‘crumbling skull’ and spelling out the analysis a Court must take when dealing with non tort related causes to a Plaintiff’s position. In the…
Rank this Week: 78

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 1413

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jun 26

    OCC sued over plan to issue fintech bank charter

    OCC sued over plan to issue fintech bank charter
    Not content to continue merely voicing strong opposition to the proposal of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (“OCC”) proposal to issue a special purpose national bank charter…
  • Jun 26

    Commission identifies areas for improving the cross-border distribution of fund

    Commission identifies areas for improving the cross-border distribution of fund
    On 21 June 2017, the European Commission launched a four-week public consultation on the inception impact assessment of its initiative to reduce barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds. The consultation provides an…
  • Jun 26

    The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2017

    The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2017
    There has been published on the legislation.gov.uk website, The Data Reporting Services Regulations 2017 (the Regulations). These Regulations implement the authorisation requirements and organisational requirements for data reporting services…
Rank this Week: 1515

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 26

    Blakes launches program subsidizing legal fees for tech companie

    Blakes launches program subsidizing legal fees for tech companie
    A new program by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP aims to connect the firm to tech companies in early stages of their development. The program — called Nitro — is designed to provide about 30 to 40 emerging companies with legal…
  • Jun 26

    Legal news roundup - June 26, 2017

    Legal news roundup - June 26, 2017
    CanadaFormer nurse serial killer’s sentencing hearing starts today, Globe and MailStrike averted after LCBO, union reach deal, Globe and MailTwo children, man killed in Mississauga, Ont., crash, Canadian PressUnited StatesFamily reaches…
  • Jun 23

    Osgoode Hall establishes fund to benefit indigenous initiative

    Osgoode Hall establishes fund to benefit indigenous initiative
    Osgoode Hall Law School has announced the establishment of a reconciliation fund to benefit indigenous initiatives at the school. The fund has been created to expand on opportunities offered at the school for educating students on indigenous…
Rank this Week: 240

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    July/August 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    July/August 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The July/August 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online. It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Spotting Fake News: Best Practices for Authenticating…
  • Jun 24

    New Zealand Law Commission Final Report on Contempt of Court

    New Zealand Law Commission Final Report on Contempt of Court
    The New Zealand Law Commission has published its final report on the laws of contempt of court.The Commission writes that there is a great lack of certainty about contempt of court because the law in this area has evolved in a piecemeal…
  • Jun 24

    2017 European Union Justice Scoreboard

    2017 European Union Justice Scoreboard
    The European Union (EU) recently released its fifth annual Justice Scoreboard.The goal of the Scoreboard is to provide a comparative overview of the efficiency, quality and independence of EU Member States’ justice systems. "The 2017…
Rank this Week: 387

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of June 26, 2017

    Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of June 26, 2017
    Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of June 26, 2017.For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.comFor more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website…
  • Jun 26

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of June 26, 2017

    140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of June 26, 2017
    Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of June 26, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: US Supreme Court strikes down NC law banning sex offenders from using social networking websitesTim Hortons franchisees launch $500M class…
  • Jun 22

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday June 22, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.When a person dies in Ontario, and no next of kin claims an inheritance from the Estate, the government attempts to…
Rank this Week: 210

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 26

    Be Aware, Be Very Aware

    Be Aware, Be Very Aware
    “Let’s reclaim our minds from being hijacked by technology”—Time Well Spent Sam Harris hosts the podcast Waking Up. He holds degrees in philosophy and neuroscience and has written on many topics including neuroscience,…
  • Jun 26

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Jun 25

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action

    Shocking the Criminal Justice System Into Action
    We meant what we said, when we described in R. v. Jordan last year, “a culture of complacency towards delay in the criminal justice system.”  This could encapsulate what the Supreme Court of Canada…
Rank this Week: 50

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 25

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?
    Most seniors appoint a continuing power of attorney for property (CPOAP) for the sole purpose of not wanting the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG&T) to assume statutory guardianship of property under the Substitute Decisions…
  • Jun 23

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax
    Recently the Government of Ontario followed the heels of the British Columbia Government by introducing a “non-resident speculation tax” (“NRST”). The NRST will apply to the purchase or acquisition of an interest in…
  • Jun 21

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim
    In MacDonald v. Estate of James Pouliot, 2017 ONSC 3629, the court considered a constructive trust and dependant support claim against an intestate estate. While the court granted a constructive trust, it dismissed the dependant support claim…
Rank this Week: 406

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 25

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace

    Discipline for drug use justified in safety-sensitive workplace
    by Rosalind H. Cooper A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30, has confirmed that employers have the ability to take disciplinary action against employees for drug and alcohol use in…
  • Jun 18

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?
    by Shane Todd Can a Canadian employee sue an employer for harassment that is not related to a discrimination claim? The answer used to be “no.” But that’s changing. In most jurisdictions across Canada, an employee could sue…
  • Jun 13

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment
    by Sophie Arseneault and Christian Paquette In Canada’s most populous province, labor and employment matters are governed by two fundamental statutes: the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (LRA). The…
Rank this Week: 2813

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/
Rank this Week: 1089

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
Rank this Week: 500

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
Rank this Week: 1412

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4381

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Bill C-6 Streamlines Path to Canadian Citizenship

    Bill C-6 Streamlines Path to Canadian Citizenship
    A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian ~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Effective June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that…
  • Jun 19

    Documents Required to Move To Canada

    Documents Required to Move To Canada
    Basic Documents Required to Move to Canada Before you can move to Canada, you must apply for permanent Canadian residency with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To enter Canada as either a visitor or to move to…
  • Jun 17

    Canada’s Global Talent Stream to Fast Track Temporary Foreign Worker

    Canada’s Global Talent Stream to Fast Track Temporary Foreign Worker
    The Global Talent Stream launched June 12, 2017 by  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which promises a 2-week fast-track for qualified applicants to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Global Talent Stream…
Rank this Week: 3524

Excess Copyright

Excess Copyright

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

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 546

Ontario Personal Injury Blog

Ontario Personal Injury Blog

By Iacobelli Law Firm Professional Corporation. Covers Ontario personal injury law in Ontario.

http://www.iacobellilaw.com/ontario-personal-injury-blog
  • Jun 23

    Toronto Injury Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident

    Toronto Injury Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Accident
    This time of year there are many people in southern Ontario enjoying their motorcycles.  Few summer activities are more enjoyable than taking to the road by motorcycle - meeting up with fellow riders, or taking a scenic ride. For many…
  • Jan 31

    Ontario Injury Lawyer Andrew A. Iacobelli named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Ontario Injury Lawyer Andrew A. Iacobelli named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Iacobelli Law Firm is pleased to announce that Andrew Iacobelli has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial…
  • Jan 29

    Toronto Star Article Describes Double Dipping and Improper Billing by Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer

    Toronto Star Article Describes Double Dipping and Improper Billing by Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer
    A recent article in the Toronto Star suggests that some Ontario personal injury lawyers may be charging contingency fees in excess of what is permitted under Ontario law.  There is also a class action proceeding against a prominent…
Rank this Week: 3915

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 755

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    devs who use spaces (instead of tabs) get paid more. maybe because they charge by the character? https://t.co/yyBDvaiG8I 2017-06-16 holy smokes: venter creates working bioprinter that can create dna, rna, bacteria, etc. from digital files.…
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 5059

Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Jun 22

    Lyme Disease In The New

    Lyme Disease In The New
    Summer is officially here, and health organizations are putting out warnings about Lyme disease. In recent years, Lyme disease has become more prevalent in southern Ontario, which is quite concerning.In previous blog posts, we have discussed…
  • Jun 11

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day
    In May we had Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada and Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. But did you know that there is a day in June that has been proclaimed to be Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day?June 12-18 2017 is Canadian…
  • May 23

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company
    What do you do when you receive a denial letter from your disability insurer? It is stressful to receive this type of letter, telling you that your application for long-term disability benefits has been denied, or your benefits are going…
Rank this Week: 3784

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 1418

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Basic steps for initiating a Long Term Disability Claim in Ontario

    Basic steps for initiating a Long Term Disability Claim in Ontario
    When it comes to litigating Long Term Disability Claims, many disabled claimants don’t know where to start. How do I sue? Who do I sue? Can I sue my own insurer? If I sue, will I get fired? How much can I sue for? Will my case go to…
  • Jun 15

    Deteriorating Accident Rights in Ontario: Nobody cares until it happens to you or a loved one

    Deteriorating Accident Rights in Ontario: Nobody cares until it happens to you or a loved one
    Members of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law attended at a legal conference a few weeks ago. It had all sorts of lawyers, spanning a multitude of different practice areas. It was great chatting with different lawyers outside of the realm of…
  • Jun 7

    Examinations for Discovery for Personal Injury Claims in Ontario

    Examinations for Discovery for Personal Injury Claims in Ontario
    What is an Examination for Discovery? Examinations for Discovery are normal. They occur in nearly every civil action (personal injury, or not), in Ontario. This is an opportunity for your personal injury lawyer to ask the Defendant at fault…
Rank this Week: 888

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 22

    Flags on Condominium Property

    Flags on Condominium Property
    Canada Day and Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations are fast approaching. As we get closer to July 1, the display of the Canadian flag and flags bearing the Canada 150 logo will be ubiquitous on both public and private properties.…
  • Jun 20

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental
    The City of Toronto is proposing to implement measures that will restrict the short-term rental market. The measures proposed by City staff include: allowing short-term rentals only in a homeowner’s primary residence, with a limit of…
  • Jun 13

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit
    In a recent case, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 v. Linden, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered a noisy, abusive condominium owner to vacate and sell his unit within 30 days. In the event that the unit owner and his spouse…
Rank this Week: 1365

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 22

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
    Discussed on this blog only a few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court decision in Lexmark can have huge ramifications for both patent holders and sellers of those products all over the world. When and if at all patent rights exhaust after the…
  • Jun 8

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.The rules surrounding personal data are…
  • May 31

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark
    Having discussed the KitKat chocolate bar saga near ad nauseum, this writer was content that things might've just settled down and the matter finished its course through the courts. To my chagrin, this was not correct, and the fight over…
Rank this Week: 2193

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence
    Is impaired driving a criminal offence in Canada? A common misunderstanding among many Canadians is viewing impaired driving and "Over 80" charges as something less than "criminal". These charges are also commonly referred to…
  • Apr 30

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.
    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud's with more on the horizon. Our firm is very pleased to announce the opening of our new criminal law office in London, Ontario, as of May 1, 2017. In opening our London location, it allows…
  • Apr 13

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada
    The legalization of marijuana means sweeping changes in impaired by drug laws for Canada... A bill was introduced in Parliament today that proposes to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Canada.  The goal is to have the law…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Jun 20

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why
    A written employment contract is essential for employers and employees to minimize future disputes and the risk of costly litigation.  If properly drafted, an employment contract will clearly out the respective rights, obligations and…
  • Jun 20

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?
    It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment…
  • Jun 19

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make
    Constructive dismissal is a legal term that means the employer imposed changes upon the working relationship that caused the employee to quit. This, in turn, is viewed the same as an unlawful dismissal and entitles the employee damages in…
Rank this Week: 553

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
  • May 26

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa
    The 8th Circuit held on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Arkansas district court abused its discretion when it granted summary judgment for the defendants in a subsurface trespass case.  The appellate court instead held that the…
Rank this Week: 1043

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: 4072

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation
    Section 54 of the Ontario Employment Standards Act requires that employers in the province must provide either notice or pay in lieu of notice, up to a maximum of 8 weeks, if they dismiss an employee (except in cases of serious employee…
  • Jun 14

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation
    Vey Willetts lawyer Andrew Vey recently authored an article in the May 2017 edition of HR Update entitled, "Just Accommodate Me: Legal Obligations in the Accommodation Process." The article considers the roles that the employer, the…
  • Jun 6

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know
    Beyond providing fair severance, one of the best things an employer can do to help a dismissed employee is to offer assistance in finding a new job. This assistance could include outplacement support, speaking with industry contacts and/or…
Rank this Week: 1533

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2594

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 19

    BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING

    BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING
    As part of the enhanced governance requirements under British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standard Act and Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Act, pension plan administrators in Alberta and British Columbia are required to conduct…
  • May 19

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan
    Yesterday the Ontario Deputy Superintendent of Pensions released a formal statement that included the comment:  “these are interesting times in the pension sector.”  How true. Many long-anticipated improvements to…
  • May 15

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report
    The countdown is on. Over the weekend the Toronto Star and the CBC each published stories detailing what Ontarians can expect to see in the long awaited final report from the Changing Workplaces Review when it is released later this month.…
Rank this Week: 3169

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/
  • Jun 16

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim
    It has recently come to light that a sexual assault complainant in Edmonton was jailed for five nights because the prosecutor and judge believed that she would not otherwise attend court and provide useful testimony. While there are many…
  • Jun 1

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History
    I have just posted to SSRN my first substantive research collaboration to emerge out of the large SSHRC-funded Partnership Project, Landscapes of Injustice, on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The article, forthcoming in the special…
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
Rank this Week: 1203

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jun 16

    Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016

    Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016
    Due to changes in the Income Tax Act, charitable donations made under a Will may require a re-visit. The post Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016 appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • May 24

    EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visa

    EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visa
    Options for living and working in the U.S. without the $500-$1M sticker price. The post EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visas appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • May 16

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney
    This blog discussed the importance of understanding multi-jurisdictional powers of attorney for Canadians who travel between Canada and the US. The post The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney appeared first on Altro Levy…
Rank this Week: 5043

Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jun 15

    Dispatches, but not from the brink

    Dispatches, but not from the brink
    Something I used to do here at Law21 was to regularly gather and publish links to reports, articles and columns I’ve written elsewhere. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these roundup posts for a while, so this seems…
  • Jun 1

    The rise of market pricing

    The rise of market pricing
    So yesterday, I posted some thoughts about the problems I saw with value pricing in the legal market. The post drew a lot of interest and several insightful comments, especially from Ron Baker, and I encourage you to read the post and…
  • May 31

    The problem with value pricing

    The problem with value pricing
    A day in the life of the corporate legal market: A law firm submits a bill to a client. The client doesn’t like the bill because the amount is higher than expected or seems incommensurate with the value of the service. The…
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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/
  • Jun 14

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again
    There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining, will have a short shelf life. Bill…
  • Jun 5

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?
    The much anticipated Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was introduced last week.  It has received a mix of praise and derision from labour groups and the business community.  Some say it doesn’t go far enough to…
  • Jun 1

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′
    After months of hype, the day has finally come. The Ontario Liberals today introduced Bill 148, which in keeping with recent tradition, gave it a catchy proselytizing name “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′.  Here is…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 14

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here
    The Canadian government has suspended the CASL private right of action that was to have come into force on July 1.  The private right of action (most likely in the form of class actions) would have allowed people to sue anyone for…
  • May 31

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry
    The WannaCry ransomware attack of almost 3 weeks ago may be a fading memory – but we can’t forget how important it is to protect our computer systems.  This is true no matter what kind of business or organization you are.…
  • May 10

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder
    Cars collect a significant amount of information about our driving. That data will increase dramatically as we move to autonomous vehicles – and with more data comes more ways to use it. This information can be used now to find fault in…
Rank this Week: 2516

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/
Rank this Week: 2931

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3115

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/
  • Jun 11

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire
    To some extent, the court process depends on the integrity of the people involved, including the parties to a lawsuit, as well as their lawyers. Of course, some people do lie. The process allows for pre-trial document disclosure and…
  • Jun 4

    Bach Estate

    Bach Estate
    In British Columbia, if you make a gift to one of the two witnesses to your will, or to the spouse of one of the two witnesses to your will, the usual rule is that the gift is invalid. This rule can lead to very harsh results, invalidating…
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
Rank this Week: 437

Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Returns for its 9th Season of Outstanding Music in Unionville. Thursday evenings June 15-August 31 from 7:30-9 pm. The post Thursday Nights at the Bandstand appeared first on Toronto Employment Lawyers -…
  • Jun 5

    Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation

    Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation
    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario departed from the standard in its decision in Misetich v. Value Village Stores Inc., 2016 HRTO 1229. The post Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation…
  • Jun 5

    Workplace Laws Are Changing!

    Workplace Laws Are Changing!
    Major changes are coming to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA). The post Workplace Laws Are Changing! appeared first on Toronto Employment Lawyers - Employment Contracts; Wrongful Dismissal;.
Rank this Week: 4797

Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jun 9

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
  • Jun 6

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to U.S. immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes in U.S.…
  • Jun 6

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse
    Benefits of Opening a US Business When Canadians open businesses in the US, they bring three benefits to the country: money to the US, American jobs, and creativity.  There are different corporate structures available for Canadians…
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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
  • Jun 9

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco
    By Jessica Laham In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the limitation period for obtaining leave to commence an action for…
  • Jun 6

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Susan Wortzman, partner and Director of E-Discovery, and a team of experienced authors the third edition of E-Discovery in Canada. The book covers everything lawyers, in-house counsel and law clerks need to…
  • May 24

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?
    By Kate Macdonald and Erin O'Callaghan In Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177, the BC Court of Appeal considered whether special costs can be awarded based on pre-litigation conduct.  The Court reviewed the…
Rank this Week: 1527

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Bankruptcy Advice Blog

Covers bankruptcy in Ontario, Canada. By Bankruptcy Ontario.

http://bankruptcy-ontario.org/bankruptcy-advice/
  • Jun 9

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor

    Good Intentions: The Honest But Unfortunate Debtor
    Every two years Licensed Insolvency firm Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. publishes a study on the average insolvent person in Ontario. Their study highlights vulnerable groups who are more prone to becoming insolvent, and identifies…
  • May 12

    Bankruptcy and New Credit

    Bankruptcy and New Credit
    There are two common misconceptions about filing bankruptcy: If you file bankruptcy, you will never get credit again. If you file bankruptcy, you have to wait seven years before applying for new credit. Both of these statements are not true.…
  • Apr 14

    Kick Collection Calls To The Curb and Take Control Of Your Debt

    Kick Collection Calls To The Curb and Take Control Of Your Debt
    It’s 9:00am, you’re just settling into your work day and your cellphone rings. It’s “them” – one of a few collection companies looking for your next payment. It doesn’t really matter how you got here,…
Rank this Week: 3640

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jun 9

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule
    Broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado will soon be required to comply with new rules designed to protect the electronic information they collect and maintain.  On May 19, 2017, the Colorado Division of Securities adopted…
  • May 25

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation
    On May 23, 2017, it was announced that Target Corporation had settled the investigation initiated by the Attorneys General[1] of 47 states and the District of Columbia resulting from its 2013 data security incident.  Besides the $18.5…
  • May 23

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer
    We have just received a revised draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (Measures).  Here we outline the changes made to the draft Measures first issued on 11…
Rank this Week: 1091

Employment & Human Rights Law in…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Covers class actions, discrimination, overtime and workplace policies in Canada. By Lisa Stam.

http://www.canadaemploymenthumanrightslaw.com/
  • Jun 8

    Employee Engagement in the Modern Workplace

    Employee Engagement in the Modern Workplace
    I regularly speak on the issues of employment and human rights law, but it turns out that lawyers really do end up with a warped view of the world.  Yesterday I spoke on a panel of HR and people-management thought leaders: David…
  • May 19

    Ontario Employment Law Reform on Horizon

    Ontario Employment Law Reform on Horizon
    The Ontario government has been reviewing employment laws and labour standards in Ontario, the first such major review since the mid-1990s. A package of reforms is expected to be released next week.  “Changing Workplaces” has…
  • May 11

    Getting Sued by an Ex-Employee

    Getting Sued by an Ex-Employee
    What is an employer to do when served with a Statement of Claim?  Here are the most common questions we get: Is a response mandatory or can we ignore the claim? How do we get rid of this ridiculous claim? How much is this going to cost?…
Rank this Week: 4374