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28 Aug 2017 By

$500 Million Tim Hortons Class Action – A Warning for Franchisors Administrating Ad Funds

Tim Hortons is the largest franchise system in Canada by number of franchised locations, operating with approximately 3,500 units nationally. Accordingly, any legal action relating to the business makes waves in the franchise community and serves as a warning to other franchisors. On June 19…

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24 Aug 2017 By

Episode of Reality Television Show Leads to Environmental Prosecution

It’s not often that the worlds of reality television and environmental regulatory enforcement collide. However, recently, a Yukon-based company became subject to an environmental prosecution by committing an environmental offence in a reality television episode. Tamarack, Inc. engages in pla…

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23 Aug 2017 By

Just Cause: All’s Well That Ends Well, But in the Meantime…

It’s not news to readers of this blog that proving just cause for the dismissal of an employee is a high hurdle. Our clients also know that we usually recommend the continuation of a dismissed employee’s group benefits during negotiations post-dismissal.  Now there’s a case to highlight the …

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22 Aug 2017 By

$100,000 Fine for Selling Tetrachloroethylene

On August 16, 2017, Dalex Canada, pled guilty to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations (“Dry Cleaning Regulations”) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“CEPA”). Dalax Canada supplies equipment and ser…

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21 Aug 2017 By

And Who is my Neighbour? Superior Court Rejects Proposed Class Action by Survivors of the Rana Plaza Disaster

Introduction In April 2013, Rana Plaza – an unsanctioned commercial building on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh home to several clothing manufacturers – collapsed. The failure was driven in part by the industrial equipment required to manufacture garments in the building, which had a poor…

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21 Aug 2017 By

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework – Does it Apply to Your Business?

Background In late 2015, the highest court in the European Union invalidated the Safe Harbor data-transfer framework that ruled over the transmission of personal data between the EU and U.S. for approximately 15 years. The European Court of Justice held that the U.S. government’s repeated an…

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18 Aug 2017 By

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act – Does it Apply to Your Business?

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (“CCPSA”) has the stated purpose of protecting the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada, including those products that are imported.[1] The legislation defines a “danger to hu…

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