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BC Supreme Court confirms no freestanding government duty to negotiate

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 2 2014

In Sam v. British Columbia, 2014 BCSC 1783, the British Columbia Supreme Court confirmed that the federal and provincial governments (the Crown) are

Competition Bureau releases white paper on reverse-payment settlements

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 30 2014

On September 23, 2014, the Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") released a White Paper regarding reverse-payment settlements in pharma litigation

Employer liability for privacy breaches by employees

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 24 2014

A class action was recently allowed to proceed in Ontario against a major bank after one of its employees admitted to accessing and disclosing to

Phoning it in - adverse-effect discrimination and probationary employees

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 22 2014

It is trite law that employers cannot simply terminate employees whose work performance is negatively impacted by disability. Rather, an employer

Court finds no treaty right to resource sharing under Treaty 3

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 19 2014

On August 28, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in Wabauskang First Nation v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines et al

Tax rectification: 22 practical tips to understand how it may help you reverse costly mistakes

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2014

While history cannot be rewritten, taxpayers may be able to obtain relief from the unintended tax consequences of historical transactions by way of

Statutory severance pay: Ontario ruling threatens to drive up termination costs

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2014

According to a recent judgment of the Ontario Superior Court, employers may now be forced to take their establishment's total payroll into account in

Judge explains landmark ruling against the Competition Act in criminal proceeding

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2014

You stand accused in a criminal proceeding under the Competition Act. Email evidence is central to the Crown’s case against you. Under sections of

A clear slate is not a given - the status of lapsed warnings

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada, South Africa
  • -
  • September 10 2014

In the matter of NUM obo Selemela v Northam Platinum Limited , the Labour Appeal Court ("LAC") held that lapsed warnings may be taken into account

B.C. Court offers lessons to employers about employment contracts, part II

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 10 2014

Last year we shared five key lessons about employment agreements, arising from the trial court's decision inMiller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited