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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:47 PM

Fiduciary’s obligation not to assist competitors Job interview

Senior executives, key employees and corporate officers owe their former employers’ fiduciary duties. The term “fiduciary” stems from the Latin root of the word fiduciaries meaning “holding thing in trust.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Navigating the Underused Housing Tax maze Large empty kitchen in new house

Canada’s Underused Housing Tax (UHT), which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, had its first filing deadline on April 30, 2023. However, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) provided transitional relief so that no penalties or interest will be applied for returns and payments received before Nov. 1, 2023. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 10:56 AM

Unfairness of using job abandonment to avoid paying long-term disability Throwaway

Attempts by employers to use job abandonment to terminate long-term disability (LTD) claimants is an unfair ploy that can cause emotional distress and hardship for unsuspecting employees. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 12:43 PM

God may forgive but your employer doesn’t always have to | Stuart Rudner

While I am not particularly religious, one message that always stuck with me from after-school religious classes is that God is waiting for people to atone for their sins — that it is never too late to do so, and when you do, you will be forgiven and welcomed back. In other words, the relationship can always be restored, no matter what has happened or how much time has gone by. Conversely, in the world of employment law, there are times where the actions of an employee have damaged the employment relationship so badly that it cannot be repaired and it is too late for forgiveness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 11:48 AM

How Canadian employees are embracing learning, development in their jobs learningonthejob

As students across the country return to school after their long summer break, many Canadian workers are showing school spirit with eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge in their jobs. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 2:26 PM

What to do when employee’s problematic behaviour resurfaces on Internet Internet

The Internet never forgets, and an employee’s questionable behaviour online can lead the public to believe their employers support such behaviour. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 11:58 AM

Reintroduction of COVID-19 mandates unlikely to ‘frustrate’ new employment contracts Briefcase

Amid warnings of a COVID-19 wave this fall in Canada, and renewed reminders from senior public health officials to wear a mask and get vaccinated, many question whether the reintroduction of government mandates is inevitable. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

Nunavut lawyer leading mental health support service draws from experience John MacLean, Nunavut Lawyers Assistance Program.

Nunavut lawyer John MacLean is intimately familiar with the unique challenges of living and working in the territory. Having been practising there for 13 years now, he knows about the depression, the anxiety and the burnout that can result from feelings of isolation; job stress; long hours; and the departure of valued colleagues. But the 42-year-old is at the fore in doing something about it. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 4:06 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada imposes more sanctions for Iranian regime’s ‘continued aggression’ against Iranians Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly

Canada has imposed sanctions against six Iranian officials involved in “gross and systemic violations of human rights,” including the chief architect of the regime’s repressive compulsory hijab policy, as well as against senior members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) and Iran’s parliament involved in the Iranian regime’s "continued aggression against its citizens.” ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 3:14 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court upholds CBSA decision denying Mazda refunds for customs duty paid on defective parts

The Federal Court of Canada has upheld a decision by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) denying Mazda’s claims for refunds of customs duty paid on defective imported vehicle parts for failing to provide evidence of disposal of the parts. ... [read more]