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Sanctions Enforcement Rising: Border Seizures and Forfeitures, Administrative Penalties and a New Reporting Obligation for Sanctions Evasion Offences

Jun 13, 2024

Changes to Canada’s sanctions regime under Bill C-59 will add reporting requirements for importers/exporters, create AMPs, and grant new CBSA seizure powers.

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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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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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Navigating the Boundaries of Legal Privilege in the Wake of a Cyber Attack: Lessons Learned from the LifeLabs Breach

May 7, 2024

In LifeLabs LP v. Information and Privacy Commr. (Ontario), the court clarified the limited scope of legal privilege in the context of data breaches.

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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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Current Litigation and Dispute Resolution Trends in British Columbia

Mar 28, 2024

McMillan Vancouver's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group comments on current disputes trends.

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Opa! A Reminder to Employers on the Importance of Proper Investigations

Mar 26, 2024

Restaurant employee awarded significant damages for employer's failure to investigate sexual harassment allegations.