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Labour & Employment


Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 12:32 PM

Mediation in human rights cases: Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

Human rights cases are on the rise. There are several contributing factors for this, including the increase in immigration and diverse hires within companies and organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 10:24 AM

Avoiding H-1B status: Some workable options Hand holding a U.S. Visa stamp

The H-1B temporary non-immigrant visa has been a significant part of U.S. immigration strategies for many decades. This visa status is for foreign nationals who possess a university degree or the equivalent and are coming to work in the U.S. in a position that minimally requires that degree or the equivalent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 2:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario court combines appeals in Amazon driver class action

The Ontario Court of Appeal has consolidated two appeals in relation to a class action brought by independent and third-party delivery drivers against Amazon alleging that the e-commerce giant is liable to them for employee entitlements under provincial legislation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 1:45 PM

Quebec court ruling ‘important step forward’ for labour rights, lawyer says Jean Francois Raymond

A Quebec Superior Court decision that deemed unconstitutional a provincial law which banned police officers from wearing non-regulation uniforms while on duty may represent a significant advance for labour because it recognizes the right to modify uniforms as an “associational activity” that could be protected by the Canadian Charter, according to legal pundits. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 1:02 PM

B.C. law society sets 2024 fees; province to unveil legal professions regulation bill in spring

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) has set its fees for the coming year. As of Jan. 1, the practice fee will be $2,303, with an indemnity fee of $1,800. The part-time indemnity fee will be $900, and the indemnity surcharge will be $1,000. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 10:56 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Employee privacy in workplace: Changes to PIPEDA guidelines untitled

On May 29, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) updated its guidance concerning privacy in the workplace and the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This was the first time that OPC updated its guidance, Privacy in the Workplace, in 19 years. Just some of the technological trends that now impact the workplace: big data, the gig economy, spam, corporate espionage, bad actors who perpetrate malware and ransomware attacks and working-from-home (WFH). ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:58 AM

Ontario’s Greenbelt saved, now Ford should fix other bad ideas | David Israelson

Let’s be charitable now that Premier Doug Ford has reversed himself completely and once again promises never to wreck Ontario’s Greenbelt. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Ottawa invites funding proposals from organizations working for women’s equality Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien

The federal government is calling for funding proposals from organizations that are fighting for women’s equality. ... [read more]