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Probationary clauses: the devil is in the detail
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2017

The legal effect of a probationary clause in an employment contract can be unclear depending on the facts of the case. The Supreme Court of British


SCC Grants Leave to Appeal Sought by Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2017

On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted an application by the Mikisew Cree First Nation for leave to appeal a decision of the


The Limits of Employees’ Freedom of Expression during Collective Bargaining The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 16 2017

There is a wealth of case law limiting employers' freedom of expression during collective bargaining. But what about employees' freedom of expression


I Quit! Or Did I? The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 15 2017

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Johal v Simmons da Silva LLP (PDF), - should serve as a reminder that employers ought to


When a Picture is Worth Thousands of Dollars: Ontario Court decides Ground-breaking Online Copyright Case
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 15 2017

Trader Corp v CarGurus Inc, a recent Ontario Superior Court decision, breaks a staggering amount of new ground in Canadian copyright law. It is the


Surprising pro-employer decisions on post-employment restrictive covenants
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 10 2017

Employers often place great faith in restrictive covenants to protect their assets when hiring key employees. However, in Canada non-compete clauses


Corruption Prosecution Collapses After Wiretap Evidence Excluded
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2017

The high-profile corruption prosecution of two executives and the alleged intermediary to a foreign government has ended dramatically after a judge


Duty to consult not triggered by Royalty Agreement, says BC Supreme Court
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2017

In Blueberry River First Nations v. British Columbia (Natural Gas Development), 2017 BCSC 540, released on March 31, 2017, the BC Supreme Court


Government Access to Information - Part 3
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2017

In Part 1, we discussed access to information requests in Canada and in Part 2, we discussed freedom of information requests in the United States


Favoritisme linguistique lors d’une audition à la Cour canadienne de l’impôt : la Cour d’appel fédérale annule une décision
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2017

Dans la récente décision Industrielle Alliance, Assurance et services financiers Inc. c. Mazraanim et M.N.R., la Cour d’appel fédérale annule une