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- The Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest decision striking down attempts to control severance cost
A key way employers control severance cost risk is to hire employees under written employment contracts that specifically limit what the employee’s severance entitlements will be upon termination. Valid contractual termination provisions preclude Canadian courts from applying the common law doctrin … Read more »
- U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on SEC disgorgement power
The Supreme Court of the United States recently provided guidance regarding the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC’s”) authority to seek disgorgement from parties who violate U.S. securities laws. Sotomayor J., writing for the Court in Liu v SEC (“Liu”), stated that “a disgorgement … Read more »
- E-commerce: COVID-19 as a catalyst for change?
Editor’s note: The content in this blog post is up to date as of May 4, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the e-commerce landscape and will have a lasting effect on how businesses conduct online transactions in a post-pandemic world. While e-commerce has been around for a long time, COVID-19 … Read more »
- Canadian securities administrators emphasize disclosure issues arising from COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, capital markets regulators in Canada have been providing issuers and market participants with temporary relief from certain filing and regulatory requirements. Nevertheless, as we have discussed previously, it remains critical for issuers to ensure their disclosure … Read more »
- The Québec Court of Appeal clarifies the Jordan framework when a new trial is ordered
Be aware – the Québec Court of Appeal recently ruled that the “Jordan clock” should be reset to zero for a retrial, which may force you to revisit your defence strategy. On May 25, 2020, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered its judgment in R c. J.F., in which it had to notably decide which jurisprud … Read more »