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Published on: 28 Feb 2018 By

She’s Having a Baby! What do the New Extended EI Parental Benefits Mean for Employers?

In March 2017, the federal government announced its intention to extend employment insurance parental benefits to 18 months. This change took effect on December 3, 2017. While many Canadian employers are not thrilled with this change, it’s not all bad news. Same Total Maximum EI Benefits Par…

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Published on: 21 Feb 2018 By

Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?

Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires the information contained in a franchisor’s disclosure document (“FDD”) to be updated at various times. Follow these steps to ensure that your document is up-to-date: A franchisor needs to ensure…

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Published on: 13 Feb 2018 By

Will My Family and Friends be Affected if I Sue?

Introduction Personal injury plaintiffs are often concerned about the implications that starting a lawsuit will have on their loved ones. This concern should never prevent an injured party from pursuing their claim. Outlined below are the different roles friends and family members may play i…

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Published on: 12 Feb 2018 By

Train Derailment Results in Significant Environmental Fines

On July 6, 2013, 74 unattended freight train cars carrying Bakken Formation crude oil rolled down a 1.2% grade from the town of Nantes and into the downtown area of the Town of Lac-Mégantic. The ensuing derailment resulted in a fire and explosion of multiple tank cars. The devastation was fa…

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