We are pleased to have collaborated with Icelandic law firm BBA in publishing the international handbook Geothermal Transparency Guide.
The Guide covers 16 countries where geothermal resources are being harnessed or are available for harnessing and provides an overview … Continue Reading
Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. Almost three years later, Canadian businesses and their lawyers are still grappling with CASL compliance issues and trying to understand how CASL’s broad and often unclear provisions apply in … Continue Reading
In contrast to other jurisdictions where a payroll tax may be levied on employers, both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut impose a payroll tax directly on employees working in those territories. The Payroll Tax Act came into effect in the … Continue Reading
On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a policy position on the medical documentation to be provided when a disability-related accommodation request is made. This policy position supplements and reaffirms section 8.7 of the Commission’s … Continue Reading
Canadian employers often struggle to bring in global talent and the highly skilled experts they need in order to grow, boost hiring plans and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in Canada. For those reasons, in November 2016, the Canadian government … Continue Reading
Discrimination on the basis of age will soon be prohibited under the Alberta Human Rights Act with respect to the provision of goods, services, accommodation and facilities. Traditionally, the prohibition on age discrimination was limited to employment under … Continue Reading
The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision Styles v Alberta Investment Management Corporation has highlighted the inherent right of an employer to terminate employment without cause on reasonable notice or payment in lieu thereof. This finding does not apply to … Continue Reading
Employers registered with the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) may be entitled to cost relief from workers’ compensation costs arising from a workplace accident if the worker’s prior disability caused or contributed to the compensable accident, or if … Continue Reading
Sponsorships can be an effective way for businesses to promote their brand and gain exposure for their products and services. It is important, however, to be aware of the key legal issues before entering into a sponsorship agreement.
Chris Bennett, … Continue Reading
On October 26, 2016, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its first compliance and enforcement decision under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).
Until now, CRTC CASL enforcement actions have taken the form of settlements reached in confidential negotiations between … Continue Reading