At a time when employees are regularly presented with contracts containing end dates upon their hiring, distinguishing between fixed term and indeterminate contracts is of particular relevance and importance for employers in Quebec. Many employers are surprised to learn that … Continue Reading
Employment law and human rights law have protections for employees who take time off work because of injuries or sickness. Physical or mental disability is also a protected ground and cannot be a reason or a factor in dismissal. An … Continue Reading
In the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as in many jurisdictions, it is common practice for employers to provide staff housing in an effort to recruit and retain employees for work in remote locations and to alleviate the high costs of … Continue Reading
What factors tend to draw the attention of the Canada Revenue Agency when it comes to an audit? And when selected for an audit, how can taxpayers best manage the process to ensure compliance? Adrienne Woodyard, tax partner in … Continue Reading
Derek Bell, partner in our Toronto office, appeared on BNN’s Business Day AM on August 21, 2017 to share his views on how public companies in Canada can respond to short-seller attacks.
If you are an employer in Canada, you need to be aware of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will come into force in the spring of 2018.
Organizations with employees in Europe will need to be compliant … Continue Reading
Making good on its campaign promises, British Columbia’s new NDP Government has announced a further increase to the minimum wage. According to the Provincial Government, the increase is intended “to better reflect the province’s overall economic growth and ensure all … Continue Reading
On August 4, 2017 the British Columbia government announced its intention to re-instate the BC Human Rights Commission. Disbanded in 2002 in favour of a direct-access model, the new Human Rights Commission will reflect a period of consultation with the … Continue Reading
Public companies in Canada can reasonably expect a degree of scrutiny by market participants. But perhaps no class of commentator can create more anxiety to a public company than a well-known short-seller issuing a highly critical report. As we have … Continue Reading
In Coffey v. Nine Energy Inc., 2017 ABQB 417, the plaintiff Nathan Coffey sought summary judgment in a wrongful dismissal action. The defendant employer conceded that there was no cause for dismissal but also counterclaimed for damages relating to … Continue Reading