Significant Changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000: Now in Effect – Is your workplace in compliance?

Below is an article written by my colleague, Carole McAfee Wallace, an employment lawyer at Fernandes Hearn LLP, reproduced with her permission from the Fernandes Hearn LLP December 2017 newsletter. --- Introduction In our June 2017 Newsletter, we reviewed proposed changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), as set out in Bill 148, the … Continue reading Significant Changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000: Now in Effect – Is your workplace in compliance?

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The Carriage of Medical and Recreational Marijuana

With the increasing number of licensed producers of medical marijuana and the incoming legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, carrier companies are starting to ask how they can become involved. For carriers who are interested in transporting medical and recreational marijuana, they may wish to obtain assistance in conducting a review of their current equipment, … Continue reading The Carriage of Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Is Your Business at Risk of Breaching Anti-Bribery Laws?

Does your company have an anti-bribery policy in place? Is your company complying with Canadian anti-bribery laws regarding domestic and foreign officials? Is paying for an expedited permit or licence issued by a government official considered bribery for the purposes of Canadian law? Here are the basics that your company needs to know. Is Your … Continue reading Is Your Business at Risk of Breaching Anti-Bribery Laws?

Privacy Law Update: Breach Reporting and Record Keeping Obligations of Companies

The Canadian Government recently released a statement and proposed new regulations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) with respect to mandatory breach reporting and recordkeeping requirements for commercial organizations. (*1) PIPEDA - Background PIPEDA applies to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by all organizations in the course of … Continue reading Privacy Law Update: Breach Reporting and Record Keeping Obligations of Companies

Duty Free Importing under the Canada-EU Trade Deal

As of September 21, 2017, the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) has been provisionally applied in Canada and the EU. (*1) 98% of Canadian-origin goods are now able to enter the EU tariff free, with similar zero duties being applied to the importation of EU-origin goods into Canada. (*2) Certain sections of the … Continue reading Duty Free Importing under the Canada-EU Trade Deal

New Record-Keeping Requirements for Ontario Corporations

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the “Act”) (*1) came into force on December 10, 2016. The Act creates new record-keeping requirements for certain corporations that are incorporated under Ontario statutes in connection with their “ownership interests in land”. The Act applies to companies incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) (*2), the Ontario … Continue reading New Record-Keeping Requirements for Ontario Corporations