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UK ruling - internet jurisdiction based on server location?
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • United Kingdom, Canada
  • November 30 2010

Recently, a court in the UK (Football Dataco Ltd et al. v. Sportradar GmbH) found that the location of a server determined the appropriate jurisdiction to regulate internet content.


Tax withholding on stock option benefits: will you be ready on January 1, 2011?
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 23 2010

Beginning January 1, 2011, virtually every stock option exercise by an employee or director will trigger employer tax withholding and remittance requirements.


Manager entitled to $10,000 in overtime pay for non-managerial work
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 14 2011

A recent Ontario Labour Relations Board decision found that an Executive Chef, who was hired into what was intended to be an entirely managerial and supervisory role, was entitled to be paid almost $10,000 of overtime pay for weeks worked where his non-managerial and non-supervisory tasks took up more than 50 of his working time, despite the fact that he was otherwise exempt from overtime.


Best practices in checking references
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 27 2010

Pre-employment checks are an important step in a business's recruitment process.


B.C. Human Rights Tribunal awards significant damages for sexual harassment by "sexting"
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2011

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal’s recent decision in McIntosh v. Metro Aluminum Products Ltd. and Zbigniew Augustynowicz, threw the book at the employer and its owner for sexual harassment committed by “sexting” the sending of inappropriate text messages - to one of its employees, Ms. McIntosh.


Court of Appeal for Ontario overturns $36 million damages award in environmental class action
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • October 7 2011

In a decision released today, the Court of Appeal for Ontario set aside a damages award made against Vale (formerly Inco Limited) in one of the largest-ever environmental class actions in Canada and awarded Vale $100,000 in costs for the appeal.


Federal Court of Appeal affirms constitutional validity of monetary penalties under s. 40 of the Investment Canada Act
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 7 2011

On May 25, 2011, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Canada (Attorney General) v United States Steel Corp.


"Waiver of tort" class action settles
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2011

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Serhan v. Johnson & Johnson approved the settlement of the first class action in Canada to certify waiver of tort as a common issue.


Supreme Court rules on Saskatchewan PPSA-Bank Act priority disputes
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 15 2010

The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered two companion decisions concerning priority disputes between security taken pursuant to the Personal Property Security Act (Saskatchewan) and security taken pursuant to the Bank Act (Canada).


The Court of Appeal confirms the test applicable to the concept of ''principal contractor'' as defined by the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2011

In Quebec, the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety (the Act) binds a principal contractor to the same extent as an employer.