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
On May 4, 2016 the government of British Columbia announced its intention to raise minimum wage in the province. Implemented over two years, this change will see minimum wage increase to an estimated $11.25 by September 2017.
The government’s minimum … Continue Reading
Aboriginal land claims that have been neglected for generations need to be resolved “if we want continued economic prosperity in Canada,” says Heather Treacy, Q.C. in the June 2016 issue of Lexpert magazine.
Project proponents who wish to avoid lengthy … Continue Reading
On the one-year anniversary of the trans-rights focus of the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade, and on the eve of Vancouver’s 2016 Pride celebration, the British Columbia legislature has made it explicitly clear that transgender persons are entitled to protection under … Continue Reading
Yet another Canadian appellate decision has confirmed that employers who do not provide for the early termination of fixed-term employment agreements do so at their peril. In Alsip v Top Rollshutters Inc. dba Talius, 2016 BCCA 252 (“Alsip… Continue Reading