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
When an employee’s employment is terminated without cause, in the absence of an enforceable termination provision in an employment agreement, the employee will be entitled to reasonable notice of termination of employment at common law. The amount of reasonable notice … Continue Reading
The Ontario courts are continuing to recognize the purpose and policy goals of the Arthur Wishart Act. This is to avoid the perceived inequities of powers within the contractual relationship and to narrowly construe the exceptions set out in … Continue Reading
Fluctuating oil prices are affecting business and legal matters for companies involved in the oil and gas sector throughout the Americas and around the world. On October 13, 2016 DLA Piper’s Calgary office will host David Howard, Brook Papau and … Continue Reading
In Richmond Hill (Town) v. Elginbay Corporation, 2016 ONSC 5560, the Town of Richmond Hill (the “Town”) appealed to the Divisional Court, with leave, from a decision of the Ontario Municipal Board (the “Board”) which had approved the Town’s … Continue Reading
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently applied the “modern approach” to determining whether an employment relationship exists at law in TCF Ventures Corp. v The Cambie Malone’s Corporation, 2016 BCSC 1521.
Tim Fernback applied for the position of CFO … Continue Reading
Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination proposes to make important amendments to federal legislation, specifically, the Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2 (the “CLC”) and the Canadian Human Rights Act, RSC … Continue Reading