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  • Labour Code Changes – Breaks, Scheduling, Vacations & Holiday Pay

    In 2019, a number of important amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) will come into force as a result of Bill C-86 receiving royal assent. These changes will affect federally regulated employers including those in businesses such as aviation, uranium mining and processing, banks, radio a … Read more »

  • UN Human Rights Committee Rules that Indian Act Discriminates on the Basis of Sex

    On January 14, 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the “UNHRC”) released its decision which held that sex-based discrimination continues under the Indian Act, contravening the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “Covenant”). In 2010, Sharon … Read more »

  • Labour Code Changes – Deemed Continuous Employment & Temporary Help Agencies

    This is the second post in our series addressing important amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) as a result of Bill C-86 receiving royal assent. These changes will affect federally regulated employers. In our first post, we discussed Upcoming Amendments to the Employment Leave Provision … Read more »

  • Is Your Liability Waiver Up to Snuff?

    Picture this—you’re the owner/operator of a hiking tour company. One of your customers has been badly injured on a hike, and he intends to sue you. Will the liability waiver you had him sign prior to embarking on the hike hold up in court? Liability waivers are essential for any business that offers … Read more »

  • Why It May Get Harder for Some Canadians to Work in the U.S.

    A policy memorandum sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees on Nov. 15, 2018, could make it harder for some Canadians to get L-1 visas allowing them to work in the United States as intra-company transferees. The L-1 status allows executives, managers and specialized knowl … Read more »

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