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BC Human Rights Tribunal Questions Enforceability of Release

May 29, 2024

This bulletin addresses the enforceability of releases signed following a termination and reiterates best practices for obtaining an enforceable release.

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Proposed Changes to Employment in Ontario: Working for Workers Five Act, 2024

May 28, 2024

This bulletin discuss new employer obligations proposed in Bill 190, the Working for Workers Five Act, 2024.

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Investor Relations Activities Require Clear and Conspicuous Disclosure

May 22, 2024

BC Notice 51-703 emphasizes that investor relations activities must be “clearly and conspicuously” disclosed pursuant to Section 52(2) of the Securities Act.

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Unpacking Ontario’s Proposed Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024

May 17, 2024

Unpacking Ontario's Bill 194: Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024. Key changes & compliance strategies detailed.

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Navigating International Student Worker Restrictions: Post-Expiry Guidelines for Employers

May 14, 2024

On April 30, 2024, Canada’s temporary waiver allowing international students to exceed 20 hours of work per week expired.

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Understanding the Consumer-Driven Banking Framework: Key Insights from the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No.1

May 13, 2024

On April 30, the federal government introduced the Budget Implementation Act, 2024, No. 1, which provides the legislative framework for open banking in Canada.

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Legal Risk Assessments – An Essential Risk Management Tool

May 9, 2024

The best way to address the legal issues that arise in any business is to focus on their identification and resolution before they become legal problems.

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Jury’s Out: Bench Trials Are In

May 8, 2024

Ontario courts are leaning towards the elimination of civil jury trials, as evidenced in recent decisions out of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Lenders Exhale: Qualex overturned on appeal, confirming the application of Redwater

May 8, 2024

The Alberta Court of Appeal overturns the lower court decision in Qualex; confirming that the "super priority" principle does not extend to private parties.