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HTMLEmployer Mistakes in Alberta Standards Case Emphasize Importance of Documentation
Elise Calvert, Christopher Dormer; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014
On September 26, 2014, in Gar-don Steel Industries Ltd. v Griffith, 2014 CanLII 61389, the Alberta Employment Standards Umpire heard an appeal of an unreported decision issued by an Employment Standards Officer issued on April 22, 2014, that resulted in an order requiring the employer, Gar-don...

 

HTMLThe Five Biggest Corruption Compliance Lessons from OECD Foreign Bribery Report
Graham Erion, Jeffrey D. Horswill; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
On December 2, 2014, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) released its ground-breaking Foreign Bribery Report. This report analyzed the 427 foreign bribery cases that have been concluded by the 41 countries that are signatories to the OECD’s 1999...

 

HTMLWhat is Physical Disability? BC Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Legal Test under Human Rights Code
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
A decision this month by the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) considered the evidence required to prove a “physical disability” under the Human Rights Code (Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. et al, 2014 BCHRT 270).

 

HTMLThe Globe and Mail Prevails in Dispute with Jan Wong over Breach of Confidentiality
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014
In a further testament to the enforceability of confidentiality provisions in settlements, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice unanimously upheld an arbitrator’s decision that former Globe and Mail columnist Jan Wong must repay all settlement dollars to her ex-employer after a breach of...

 

HTMLCanada’s CSR Strategy Gets Serious: Implications for the Extractive Sector
Graham Erion, Matthew A. Kersten; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
On November 14, 2014, the Government of Canada quietly announced important new "enhancements" to the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for Canada’s extractive sector (the CSR Strategy). The CSR Strategy now includes two more CSR “best practice guidelines” and, for...

 

HTMLAlberta Human Rights Decision Highlights Employer’s Responsibility to Accommodate Childcare Obligations as Family Status
Christopher Dormer; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In Clark v Bow Valley College, (2014 AHRC 4), Ms. Leah Clark filed a human rights complaint on April 11, 2011 against her employer, Bow Valley College, (the “College”), that was heard by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. Her complaint alleged discrimination on the ground of family...

 

HTMLTopping Up Maternity and Parental Leave Plans: Does Your Plan Discriminate?
Tamlin Cooper, Richard Press; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
On November 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released oral reasons allowing the appeal in British Columbia Teachers' Federation v. British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, 2014 SCC 70.

 

HTMLAlberta Climate Change Regulations Extended to June 30, 2015
Michael J. Styczen; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 04, 2014
The Government of Alberta announced on December 19 that the four key regulations that set out Alberta’s intensity-based greenhouse gas regulation program - the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, the Specified Gas Reporting Regulation, the Administrative Penalty Regulation, and the Climate...

 

HTMLDoes Agreement Between Counsel Prohibit the Application of the ‘Drop-Dead’ Rule: Charik Custom Homes Ltd. v Sara Development Inc.
Elise Calvert; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 07, 2014
In Charik Custom Homes Ltd. v Sara Development Inc., Master Robertson of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench added another layer of interpretation to the “drop-dead” rule. Specifically, the question posed to the Court was whether a request made for time to defend a claim, and...

 

HTMLBC to Prohibit Conversion of LNG Pipelines to Oil
Michael J. Styczen; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2014
Concern has been expressed in British Columbia that pipelines proposed to carry B.C. natural gas to LNG facilities in Prince Rupert and Kitimat might someday be converted to carry oil or bitumen to the coast.

 


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