On May 7, 2015, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to amend the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act, and Industrial Design Act. The legislation, Bill C-59, follows a Federal Budget which proposed to modernize Canada’s intellectual property framework to help innovators better protect their IP. The proposed amendments relate most notably to statutory privilege for agents, […]
A recent employer-friendly decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed the Court’s willingness to strictly enforce clearly drafted employer policies in order to protect confidential information. In Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, 2014 BCCA 127, the Court upheld the dismissal of a 21-year employee for cause in response to her breach […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.
This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 15 L&E Global member firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
In the recent decision of R. v Cole,  S.C.J. No. 53, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the admissibility of evidence in a criminal trial of a teacher found to have child pornography on an employer-provided laptop computer. In reaching its decision the Supreme Court of Canada made a number of important observations regarding […]
Social Security There are a number of “social safety nets” in Canada. The most significant is the federal Employment Insurance system, which provides benefits in the event of a loss or interruption of employment. Healthcare and Insurances Citizens and landed immigrants have significant health care coverage, unemployment insurance coverage and pensions for retirement, generally covered […]
L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations Canada does not have multi-union, multi-employer bargaining units; however, some sectors (notably in the construction industry and sometimes in health care) feature industry-wide bargaining. The Wagner Model also features the concept of residual management rights, which ensures that employers retain an overriding measure of control over the means […]