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WCB premiums may not exempt employers from liability for injured workers

Canada - June 15 2016 The core purpose of workers’ compensation legislation has been to offer injured workers easier access to benefits while immunizing their employers

The Federal Court of Appeal clarifies the de facto control test

Canada - June 14 2016 Control is a concept that is relevant for a number of income tax rules. There are two types of control: de jure and de facto control. Determining de

Condo Directors Have a Limited Right to Privacy

Canada - June 14 2016 Last week, we blogged on whether owners are entitled to access the email address list of other owners. Judging by the popularity of the blog, it

Can your employees quit without providing fair notice?

Canada - June 15 2016 We know that employers usually owe notice of termination. But can an employee just walk out without providing fair notice? No. Many employers are

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

Canada - June 13 2016 While the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is controversial for Ontario employers, the Ontario government has expended considerable

Key regulatory updates insurance companies need to know about

Canada - June 24 2016 There have a been a number of recent amendments to the various provincial insurance regulatory regimes, including changes concerning interest rates

BrexIP - what next for UK IP?

European Union, United Kingdom - June 24 2016 Current EU (and incoming) legislation will continue to apply until the UK leaves, and to the extent that EU law has been written into UK national law

Appeal dismissed - 23 June 2016

Canada - June 23 2016 Appeal from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal (Watson, McDonald and Bielby JJ.A.), 2014 ABCA 238 2014, affirming the accused’s convictions

New IESO directive on renewable projects, conservation first framework and support programs

Canada - June 23 2016 On June 10, 2016, Ontario's minister of energy issued a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator ("IESO") regarding upgrades to

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 23 June 2016

Canada - June 23 2016 A search warrant was executed against the property of the applicant, Mr. Nur, by the RCMP during its investigation following the shooting on