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|Credible India: Why India's Sweeping Anti-Corruption Reform is Good for Business|
Brandon Barnes, John Munnis, Prasad Taksal; Davis LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014India is a nation of opportunity for Canadian business. Although India is not one of Canada’s top ten trading partners, trade in coal, business services, agricultural products, and the aerospace sector have all experienced significant growth in the recent past. The large population of...
|Canadian Government Announces Framework and Deadline for Mandatory Payment Reporting by Mining and Oil and Gas Companies|
Graham Erion, John Munnis; Davis LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver announced today that the Canadian government will enact legislation by April 2015 to require mining and oil and gas companies to publicly report the payments they make to governments for resource projects on a project-by-project basis, unless...
|WorkSafeBC’s Bullying and Harassment Policies: Is Your Workplace in Compliance?|
Maggie Campbell; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014On November 1, 2013, new WorkSafeBC policies came into force dealing with workplace bullying and harassment. All employers are now required to be compliant, as the three month “grace period” ended on February 1, 2014.
|Copyright Ownership in the Course of Employment: Creator of a Quebec Children's Cult Classic Loses Royalties Suit|
Lucy-Maude Lachance; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014In the midst of the culturally effervescent sixties, the Quebec Ministry of Education was trying to develop new means to reach underprivileged children through television. Laurent Lachance, then a CEGEP teacher, was hired by the Ministry. His employment contract was renewed every year until he...
|Are Your Independent Contractors “Dependent”?|
Michael D. A. Ford; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014Human resource practitioners often need to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. In some industries, the use of independent contractors is common place.
|Defamation Claim Over Sexual Harassment Complaint at Work: How Employers Can Minimize Liability|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014An unusual case was recently decided in the Yukon Court of Appeal (2013 YKCA 15). Juanita Wood, a Yukon Government employee who was accused of sexual harassment, sued for damages for defamation from the co-worker who had complained that she had sexually harassed him, and the personnel officer who...
|Health Canada's Modernization Makeover: New Food Inspection and Safety Regulations on the Way|
Sara Zborovski; Davis LLP;
February 21, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014Health Canada is in the midst of a “modernization makeover,” with some changes already in force and many more to come. Advances in science and technology, globalization of the food industry, and changing consumer demands have rendered the current Canadian regulatory environment for food...
|The Margot Bentley Story: How to Ensure Your Living Will is Legally Effective|
Mary B. Hamilton, Roger D. Lee, Katie McConchie, Sadie L. Wetzel; Davis LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014On February 3, 2014, the B.C. Supreme Court released its decision in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society. The Court considered whether Margaret (Margot) Bentley, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease, must continue to be spoon-fed despite wishes she previously expressed in written...
|Can an Employee Consent to Sexual Harassment at Work?|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 29, 2014A recent decision of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (2013 BCHRT 289) dealt with a complaint by Adele Kafer that she had been subjected to sexual harassment in her employment at Sleep Country Canada.
|Are Damages Awarded to a Terminated Employee Taxable?|
Héloïse Renucci; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 29, 2014As an employer, it is sometimes difficult to determine which awarded damages are taxable after an employee is terminated. In general, damages awarded are taxable as income from such employment or as a “retiring allowance.” Certain damages discussed below, however, are non-taxable.