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  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • January 29 2009

Lawsuits arise for nearly as many reasons as there are plaintiffs

Directors’ liability for the debts of a corporation payable to employees for services rendered during the directors’ term of office
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • March 7 2013

The Quebec Court of Appeal rendered a decision on November 14, 2012 confirming the state of the law on the scope of section 119 of the Canada

Six things you need to know about the new executive compensation disclosure rules
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 5 2008

The Canadian Securities Administrators recently announced that amendments to rules governing disclosure of executive compensation will become effective and apply to fiscal years ending on or after December 31, 2008

Blind reliance on a subcontractor can entail penal liability
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • October 31 2008

Following the deaths of two employees who were doing electrical testing on a dam, the Court of Québec has found Hydro-Québec guilty of having directly and seriously compromised the health, safety or physical well-being of a worker

The inevitable disclosure doctrine rejected in Québec
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 26 2009

The American doctrine of inevitable disclosure is based on the idea that, in some circumstances, an individual’s knowledge of a company’s trade secrets may be so significant that if he or she were to leave an employer to work in a similar job elsewhere, the move would inevitably lead to disclosure of the former employer’s trade secrets in the course of performing the new tasks

The importance of emergency preparedness: don’t find out the hard way
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 11 2008

Recently in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) a devastating explosion and fire occurred at an industrial propane facility

Dependent contractors and reasonable notice
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2010

A recent case decided in the Ontario Court of Appeal reaffirms that, between the status of "employee" and that of "independent contractor," is the lesser known status of "dependent contractor."

Beware the perils of firing employee-shareholders
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 22 2010

As we have repeatedly reported, courts may be finding new ways to put money in former employees' pockets

Criminal liability of employers: an emerging threat under Bill C-45?
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • March 12 2010

Two years ago, on March 17, 2008, Transpavé Inc., a Quebec company, was charged and convicted under Bill C-45 of criminal negligence causing death, and fined $100,000.00 following the death of an employee who was fatally crushed

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act - customer service standard
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • July 22 2011

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 came into force in June 2005