Document(s) published by this organization: 54
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|Amendments to Alberta's Guarantees Acknowledgment Act Are Likely to Cause Increases in Cost, Inconvenience and Frustration|
Pamela S. Lindsay; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Spring 2014At some point in your life, it is possible that you will be asked by a family member or friend, or a financial institution, to act as a guarantor in a loan or credit agreement. It is essential that you know exactly what you are agreeing to prior to providing the guarantee. In Alberta recent...
|Public Fatality Inquiries in Alberta|
Don Dear, Elizabeth L. Fashler; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Summer 2014Grandma dies - just passes into the night after being sick for a dozen years. There will not likely be a Fatality Inquiry in Alberta to investigate her death. Uncle Oscar, drunk again, drives into a tree and dies: not likely a Fatality Inquiry for him either. However, cousin Sally dies as a result...
|Dealing With Securities Commissions|
Clarissa S. Ballesteros, Graham McLennan; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Spring 2014If you are a director, officer, auditor, or even an employee of a public corporation, one day you could receive an official letter from a Securities Commission (“Commission”). In Alberta the letter would most likely be from the Alberta Securities Commission. If the public company trades...
|Enforcing the Species at Risk Act: Environmental Groups Gaining Ground|
Sean D. Parker, Kate M. Whittleton; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Summer 2014Environmental groups have been finding success in recent years by taking the Government of Canada to court for the manner in which it has attempted to implement the federal Species at Risk Act (“SARA”); implementation which many critics say (and several Courts have accepted) is not in...
|Tackling Family Status Accommodations in the Workplace|
Daniel R. Bokenfohr, Joel Franz; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Summer 2014Human rights adjudicators tend to expect a lot from employers. They are loath to place the bar too high for employees seeking human rights protection. Instead, they prefer to place the onus on employers to show that they could not accommodate an employee seeking special treatment without incurring...
|OHS Enforcement: Lessons from the Burns Lake Fire|
David G. Myrol; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on Spring 2014Alberta is entering a new era of Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) enforcement with legislation now in force which empowers OHS Officers to impose “administrative penalties” and issue “tickets” for OHS violations. While the legislation has been in force...
|When Must Counsel Retain an Expert in a Legal Malpractice Case?|
Donald J. McGarvey; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on February 2014In the recent decision of Malton et al v. Attia et al, 2013 ABQB 642, the Honourable Madam Justice A. B. Moen determined when a Plaintiff needs to call an expert witness in attempting to prove malpractice case against a lawyer.
|Angels and Demons: Dealing with Employee Aggression in the Workplace|
Joel Franz, James C. Lingwood; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on Fall 2014Dealing with aggressive or threatening behavior in the workplace can be a stressful and unsettling time. An employer who learns that an employee has threatened a co-worker or client often has a knee-jerk reaction to discipline or terminate the employee.
|NWT Raises Minimum Wage to Highest in Canada|
Glenn D. Tait; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015NWT will then have the highest minimum wage rate in Canada. Currently, Nunavut has the highest minimum wage at $11.00 per hour.
|New Definition of "Dependent Child" Effective August 1|
Lori Brienza, Melanie Goldsworthy; McLennan Ross LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2014On August 1, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada ("CIC") released Operational Bulletin 588, which provides operational guidance to CIC and Canada Border Services Agency on the amended definition of "dependent child" under section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection...