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Kathleen Leighton For individuals whose Permanent Resident Cards (“PR Cards”) have expired, it can be a time of panic. “Did I lose my status?”, “Do I have to leave the country immediately?”, “Can I still work?” For those used to previously living from one study or work permit to another, it can become second nature…

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Dante Manna The Nova Scotia Government is seeking input by way of public survey or written submissions on proposed changes to family property law that would, among other things, affect pension division between former spouses. The Matrimonial Property Act (“MPA”) provides for division of property, including the pension benefits of either spouse, upon breakdown of…

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Atlantic Canada experienced a number of legal developments in 2019 that regional employers should be aware of as they plan for the year ahead. Click the image below to read our 2019 year in review, where lawyers from the Labour and Employment practice group recap notable legislative and case law updates from each of the…

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Level Chan and Dante Manna In this update we provide what we see on the employee benefits and pension plans legal horizon in 2020 and beyond, along with a review of some highlights from 2019. Some themes include balancing costs for the aging workforce and addressing income inequity. Employee benefits and compensation Age discrimination in…

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Jennifer Thompson The Accessible Canada Act (“Act”) came into force on July 11, 2019, ushering in the start of a march towards a Canada without barriers for persons with disabilities. While the Act only applies to federally-regulated industries (including, for example, telecommunications, banking, interprovincial trucking, and transportation), the federal public service, Canadian Forces and Crown…

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Kathleen Leighton If you employ an individual who holds a work permit to authorize their work in Canada, you likely have various obligations to adhere to and can face significant consequences if your business is found to be non-compliant with these obligations. In particular, some work permits, referred to as “employer-specific” permits, will list a…

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Daniela Bassan Noteworthy cases Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43 Considering Crown copyright for the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the dismissal of a class action brought by land surveyors in Ontario. The surveyors claimed that their copyright was infringed when Ontario licensed a third party to store and…

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Kathleen Leighton Employers in Canada are obligated to only employ individuals who are legally able to work for them. Individuals who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of Canada, but who wish to work in Canada (“foreign workers”), generally must obtain a work permit. While some work permits are “open”, meaning they will allow the…

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