Great Lakes Compact – Friend or Foe
In April 2018, Wisconsin granted permission to the City of Racine to divert water from Lake Michigan outside of the Great Lakes water basin. The diversion of water is not for drinking water and instead to service a Foxconn factory to make LCD screens. It is estimated that approximately 7 mil…View the post titled Great Lakes Compact – Friend or Foe
Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook
Note: This article was also published on AdvocateDaily.com By Rob Lamberti, AdvocateDaily.com Contributor A class-action lawsuit filed by Siskinds LLP against Facebook continues to collect plaintiffs who may have had their data scraped by Cambridge Analytica through an app on the popular soc…View the post titled Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook
Back to the Future – Public Holiday Changes Reversed
As we wrote in January, recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) under Bill 148 included a new method for calculating Public Holiday Pay. However, after widespread criticism from employers, the Ontario government announced Monday that it would be conducting a review o…View the post titled Back to the Future – Public Holiday Changes Reversed
Facebook Privacy Breach Class Action
Siskinds’ class action lawyer Sajjad Nematollahi was interviewed for an article in The Toronto Star on May 2 regarding the class action that has been initiated regarding Facebook’s alleged privacy breach. Read the full article here. To learn more about this class action, click here.View the post titled Facebook Privacy Breach Class Action
And there’s more! New employer obligations, that is.
In its flurry of pre-election legislation, the Ontario government has now passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 into law. As of January 1, 2019, employers will have new obligations and restrictions when hiring new employees. All employers will be: prohibited from asking a job applicant about…View the post titled And there’s more! New employer obligations, that is.
Marriage: Divorce or Annulment in Family Law?
I recently spoke to someone who had legally married a few months prior. This person explained that once married, she and her new spouse did not live together as husband and wife. They did not consummate their legal union; meaning they did not have sexual intercourse after they married. The c…View the post titled Marriage: Divorce or Annulment in Family Law?
Combined EPA/OHSA Fine of $5.3 Million Upheld
The explosions that occurred at a propane facility in Toronto in 2008 are difficult to forget. The explosions resulted in the catastrophic death of a worker, damage to surrounding homes and an area wide evacuation. On appeal an Ontario judge upheld a combined EPA and OHSA fine in the amount …View the post titled Combined EPA/OHSA Fine of $5.3 Million Upheld
Competing Class Actions: The Unsettled Law of Carriage Motions
Class counsel trying to predict the outcome of a carriage motion has little to learn from two recent decisions by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Carriage motions are unique to class actions. They arise when multiple class actions are filed for what is essentially the same case and co…View the post titled Competing Class Actions: The Unsettled Law of Carriage Motions
People, Planet, Profit: Corporate Social Responsibility in an Environmentally Conscious Marketplace
While not a new concept, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a driving force in today’s marketplace, influencing the way business is conducted in virtually every industry. Modern businesses are encouraged, by both laws and industry, to engage in practices that extend beyond the …View the post titled People, Planet, Profit: Corporate Social Responsibility in an Environmentally Conscious Marketplace
Legal Considerations for Start-Ups
Introduction “Starting companies is a lot like launching rockets: if you’re a tenth of a degree off at launch, you may be a thousand miles off downrange” – Craig Johnson One of the most common mistakes start-ups make is not seeking legal advice when founding their company. While financial re…View the post titled Legal Considerations for Start-Ups
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