So, You Bought a Business. Now What? Transitioning a Business to New Owners

You’ve spent considerable time and money negotiating the purchase of a business, and the deal has finally closed. One of the next steps is to make sure that the business keeps running smoothly and remains a going concern, to ensure that your investment will be worthwhile in the long run. A smooth transition from the … Continue reading So, You Bought a Business. Now What? Transitioning a Business to New Owners

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Are You in Compliance with Canadian Cabotage Laws?

In the transportation industry, the word “cabotage” is used to refer to the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by vehicle, trailer or container (“conveyance”) registered in another country and/or by a foreign driver or crew. Accordingly, there are two categories of cabotage laws: those affecting the equipment used … Continue reading Are You in Compliance with Canadian Cabotage Laws?

Do Employers Have Obligations to Whistleblowers in Ontario?

The current state of whistleblower protection laws in Canada are often described as sparse in comparison to other countries.  This article will focus on the legislation that is in effect in Ontario and how employers with operations in Ontario should be addressing requirements under that legislation. It will not discuss the protections in place with … Continue reading Do Employers Have Obligations to Whistleblowers in Ontario?

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?

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?