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New Ontario employment standards poster must be given to each employee

Canada - May 8 2015 The Ontario Ministry of Labour requires employers to inform employees about their rights under the Employment Standards Act (the "ESA"). The new

Industrial design protection in Canada: Court of Appeal confirms broad scope of protection

Canada - May 12 2015 Recent case law in Canada had precluded enforcement of an industrial design where features common between the design and the accused article included

Cap-and-trade: the human resource implications

Canada - May 8 2015 The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, recently announced that Ontario will be joining the Province of Quebec and the State of California with the

Alberta’s new NDP government: its agenda for labour and employment

Canada - May 8 2015 On May 5, 2015, Alberta voters elected the New Democratic Party (NDP) to form government, an event that many said could never happen in that province

Failing to repair and maintain common elements can amount to oppression

Canada - May 8 2015 In a case released this week, an Ontario court concluded that it is sometimes insufficient for condominiums to simply investigate and passively

Application for leave to appeal granted - 21 May 2015

Canada - May 21 2015 On appeal from the Court of Appeal of Alberta. The Lougheed Block Inc. (“LBI”) owned a heritage office building in downtown Calgary. The mortgage

Appeal allowed - 21 May 2015

Canada - May 21 2015 On appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, 2013 ONCA 389, dated June 14, 2013, setting aside the accused’s conviction for

Can condo board meetings be held electronically?

Canada - May 21 2015 With today's technology, it is very easy for anyone to participate in meetings by telephonic, electronic or other communication means. We are often

Application for leave to appeal dismissed - 21 May 2015

Canada - May 21 2015 On appeal from the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The applicant is Ms. Stevenson’s estranged husband. Ms. Stevenson was shot in the head as she was

Major amendments to Russia’s anti-piracy law now in effect

Russia - May 15 2015 On May 1, 2015, important amendments to Russian anti-piracy law came into effect. These amendments broaden the scope of the law to protect all