Federal Government Releases Report on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace
Recently, the federal government released the results of a year-long series of consultations with unions, employer organizations, federal government departments and agencies, academics, and advocacy groups on the subject of workplace harassment and violence. The consultation process also inv…View the post titled Federal Government Releases Report on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace
Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date
As the end of the year approaches, and with it the deadline for many businesses to file their Accessibility Compliance Report, it seems as good a time as any to review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) and confirm your organization’s compliance. More on that …View the post titled Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date
Report from Relativity Fest 2017
Members of our e-Discovery group recently attended Relativity Fest in Chicago. This annual four day conference is hosted by the legal software company Relativity and is attended by over 2000 people in the legal tech industry. Siskinds uses Relativity to manage large document collections exch…View the post titled Report from Relativity Fest 2017
Linda Visser Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily About Price Fixing Case
Linda Visser was interviewed by the Lawyer’s Daily this month to provide insight into Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada, a price fixing case. Read the full article here.View the post titled Linda Visser Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily About Price Fixing Case
The Court of Appeal for Ontario Provides Welcome Clarity on Certification of International Classes
The Court of Appeal for Ontario released its much-anticipated decision in the Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada air cargo price-fixing litigation last week. The Court was asked to determine the test for jurisdiction over non-resident class members and whether the test was met in this case. Sis…View the post titled The Court of Appeal for Ontario Provides Welcome Clarity on Certification of International Classes
Recent Court of Appeal Decision Classifies Structured Settlements as “Income” not “Property”
In a recent decision, Hunks v Hunks, 2017 ONCA 247, the Court of Appeal ruled that structured settlement payments received after separation to replace lost wages should be classified as “income” not “property” for the purpose of calculating equalization and support. I…View the post titled Recent Court of Appeal Decision Classifies Structured Settlements as “Income” not “Property”
What are Non-Earner Benefits?
Part of your contract with your own auto insurance company includes the potential payment of Non-Earner Benefits. Non-earner benefits are accident benefits that are available to insured drivers in Ontario. Details of these benefits are found in Part II of the Statutory Accident Benefits Sche…View the post titled What are Non-Earner Benefits?
What the Cost of Your Training Kit Says About Your Multi-Level Marketing Company
For aspiring multi-level marketing (“MLM”) or direct selling (“DS”) companies, a positive written opinion by Canada’s Competition Bureau is an important first step in the operational success of their business. However, early decisions in the pricing of “st…View the post titled What the Cost of Your Training Kit Says About Your Multi-Level Marketing Company
What is an “Accident”: A Case Summary on Dittmann v. Aviva
The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision of Dittmann v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada provides an interpretation of what qualifies as an “accident” pursuant to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). Subsection 3(1) of the SABS defines “accident” as “an inciden…View the post titled What is an “Accident”: A Case Summary on Dittmann v. Aviva
Teck Coal Fined $1,425,000
On October 5, 2017 Teck Coal Limited (“Teck”) in British Columbia court pled guilty to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act for discharging a deleterious substance, namely selenium, into a tributary of the Elk River frequented by fish. On October 16, 2014, approximately 45 dead fis…View the post titled Teck Coal Fined $1,425,000
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