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 …Continue reading the post titled Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date
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…Continue reading the post titled What the Cost of Your Training Kit Says About Your Multi-Level Marketing Company
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…Continue reading the post titled Teck Coal Fined $1,425,000
Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?
A recent study has highlighted again concerns over the near-ubiquitous presence of microplastics in our water. Awareness has been growing about microplastics and their impacts upon the marine environment and, potentially, human health. Previously, the bulk of the research done on the topic h…Continue reading the post titled Microplastics and Tap Water – Where Does it Stop?
Obstruction Charge Results in 45 Days in Jail
On August 14, 2017, an individual operating an automotive and scrap metal business at a property situated along Haldimand Highway in Canfield was sentenced to 45 days in jail for obstructing Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Provincial Officers (“Ministry Officers”) in the perfo…Continue reading the post titled Obstruction Charge Results in 45 Days in Jail
$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…Continue reading the post titled $500 Million Tim Hortons Class Action – A Warning for Franchisors Administrating Ad Funds
Municipal Car Reduction Strategies
Municipalities are starting to focus on finding ways to reduce the pollution, traffic congestion, and other urban issues caused by an overabundance of cars on municipal streets. There are many strategies available to municipalities looking to reduce the volume of cars using their infrastruct…Continue reading the post titled Municipal Car Reduction Strategies
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…Continue reading the post titled Episode of Reality Television Show Leads to Environmental Prosecution
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 i…Continue reading the post titled Just Cause: All’s Well That Ends Well, But in the Meantime…
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…Continue reading the post titled EU-US Privacy Shield Framework – Does it Apply to Your Business?