Digital Brain
digital brain
digital brain
post

Alleviating the Labour Shortage: Limit on Student Work Hours Temporarily Lifted

Oct 11, 2022

Recent immigration policy changes relating to off-campus work by international students in Canada

post

Skating on Thin Ice: Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Hockey Conspiracy Case, While Adding Uncertainty to Motions to Strike

Oct 5, 2022

Federal Court of Appeal confirms an important limitation on the scope of the conspiracy offence, but raises uncertainty about the standard on motions to strike.

post

Canadian Sanctions Revisited: More Russian and New Iranian Sanctions, Including Price Cap on Russian Oil

Oct 4, 2022

Canada continues to update its sanctions relating to Russia, Ukraine, and Iran. It will also implement a price cap on Russian oil as part of a G7 initiative.

post

Good Faith in Business Transactions – Five Considerations for Businesses

Oct 3, 2022

The law of good faith continues to evolve. This article provides five considerations for businesses to keep in mind when drafting and performing their contract.

post

Unpaid Leave for Failure to Vaccinate Not a Termination of Employment

Oct 3, 2022

In the first civil case since mandatory vaccination policies have become widely implemented by employers throughout Canada, a British Columbia Court has ruled on the validity of mandatory vaccination policies and an employer's right to place non-compliant employees on an unpaid leave of absence.

post

Upfront Compensation for Segregated Funds: Is a Total Ban on the Horizon?

Sep 28, 2022

Insurance Regulators are exploring regulatory changes to Segregated Funds compensation arrangement on Insurers, Intermediaries and Consumers.

post

Too Quick to (Summary) Judge: The Shortcomings of Summary Judgment in Patent Actions in Canada

Sep 27, 2022

The FCA addresses the shortcomings of summary judgment in patent cases, along with issues relating to "common general knowledge" and experimental testing.

post

Just Say No (to Fixed-Term Employment Contracts): Court Awards 23 Months’ Pay to Former Business Owner

Sep 26, 2022

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued another warning to employers who enter into fixed-term contracts with their employees.

post

Single Proceeding Model Trumps Contractual Rights – Arbitration Clause Held “Inoperative” in Insolvency Proceeding

Sep 26, 2022

Ontario's highest court has held that an arbitration clause may be unenforceable in an appropriate insolvency proceeding, introducing contractual uncertainty.