Cyber Security: Peter Dillon and LEDC host session on June 14
On Thursday, June 14, Peter Dillon will join the LEDC and other industry leaders in hosting a half-day information session about cyber security. This session is targeted to founders, CEO’s, senior IT leads, and decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses in London. Ideal sector…View the post titled Cyber Security: Peter Dillon and LEDC host session on June 14
Thompson Fuels Ordered to Pay Costs
The case of Gendron v. Thompson Fuels, related to a home furnace oil tank that developed a leak in December 2008. The leak caused damage to the Gendron’s home and the surrounding environment, including nearby Sturgeon Lake. The City of Kawartha Lakes cleaned up the Lake. On July 17, 2017 the…View the post titled Thompson Fuels Ordered to Pay Costs
Neonicotinoids Case Proceeds
In July 2016 The David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Friends of the Earth, and the Ontario Nature and Wilderness Committee collectively filed an application requesting that the Federal Court declare that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (“PMRA”) practice of registering neonicoti…View the post titled Neonicotinoids Case Proceeds
New Oil-and-Gas Sector Regulations for Methane Emissions
On April 26, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced new regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by almost half. The purpose of the regulations are to reduce methane emi…View the post titled New Oil-and-Gas Sector Regulations for Methane Emissions
Failure of Treatment System Results in $900,000 Fine
On April 19, 2018 the Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation (“Mackenzie Mill”) pled guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to violating the provisions of the Fisheries Act. The violation related to the deposit of a deleterious substance on two occasions into water frequented by fish.…View the post titled Failure of Treatment System Results in $900,000 Fine
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.
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