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Government Access to Information - Part 2: US Government - Freedom of Information
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 19 2017

In the United States, businesses that interact with the federal agencies as defined in the Freedom of Information Act may be similarly subject to a


Ontario court awards three types of damage in sexual harassment case
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

An employee who was repeatedly sexually harassed by a co-worker sued her employer after being dismissed. In addition to normal damages for wrongful


Enquiries Regarding Employee “Medical” Marijuana Use The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2017

In Brown 2016 BCHRT 170 (PDF) the employee was an ironworker employed by HB Construction Company Ltd. ("HB"), which had been subcontracted by a third


Workplace Manslaughter Charge Going To Trial Says Quebec Superior Court
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

The Quebec Superior Court recently released a decision with broad implications for corporate employers, owners, managers and supervisors across Canada


"I quit oh wait, I didn't mean it!": dealing with sudden resignations
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

Employers often do not think enough about the consequences of a heat-of-the-moment resignation. It is generally assumed that when an employee says


Aboriginal Right to Hunt in BC for Washington-Based Aboriginal Group
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

On January 12, 2017, in R. v. DeSautel, 2017 BCPC 84, the BC Provincial Court found that the Sinixt people (now living in Washington State) have an


Government Access to Information - Part 1: Canadian Government - Access to Information
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

This is the first part of our series reporting on the potential for companies to seek access to information about business competitors held by


The Supreme Court confirms the broad principles of acquisitive prescription in real estate law
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

On April 6, 2017, the Supreme Court rendered an important decision in Ostiguy v. Allie, 2017 SCC 22. In this case, Ms. Allie alleged that she could


Court of Appeal Exonerates Daniel Pharand by Revoking a Voluntary Settlement Agreement Made With the AMF
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 10 2017

On March 27, 2017, for the first time in Canadian history, an appellate Court revoked a voluntary settlement made between an individual and a


My Boss is Unionized? The HR Space
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 10 2017

In Quebec, as in other Canadian provinces, only an "employee" can join a union. Managers have always been excluded from this definition for fear that