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Client Update – Changes to the Human Rights Legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador

Bill 31, An Act Respecting Human Rights, came into force on June 24, 2010 replacing the Human Rights Code (the “Code”).
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Bringing top talent to Canada’s educational institutions

February 19, 2020

Kathleen Leighton and Brittany Trafford Canada’s higher education institutions power innovation and contribute to economic growth through research and development efforts, collaborations with government and industry and the provision of world-class educational programming to develop…

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Express yourself … but maybe not on your license plate: The NSSC decision in Grabher

February 6, 2020

Jennifer Taylor   The case of Lorne Grabher and his personalized “GRABHER” license plate has grabbed many headlines. Mr. Grabher (“Applicant”) launched a constitutional challenge after Nova Scotia’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles cancelled his personalized…

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Ensuring your earn-out turns out: A review of the law of earn-out clauses in Canada

February 5, 2020

David Randell and David Slipp With a number of economic indicators showing headwinds ahead, purchasers and vendors are likely to have a more challenging time agreeing on a target company’s valuation. In these cases, parties…

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Post-Brexit impact on CETA mobility

February 3, 2020

Kathleen Leighton The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (“CETA”) includes mobility provisions between Canada and European Union (“EU”) member states, providing a useful route for investors, contractual service providers, independent professionals, intra-company transferees, and…

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Beyond the border: Immigration update – January 2020

January 31, 2020

We are pleased to present the second installment of Beyond the border, a quarterly publication aimed at providing the latest information to clients about new programs and other immigration-related information that may be pertinent to employers…

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Outlook for the 2020 proxy season

January 31, 2020

In preparing for the 2020 Proxy season, you should be aware of some of the regulatory developments and institutional investor guidance that is likely to impact disclosure to, and interactions with, shareholders. This update highlights…

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Surprise changes to Nova Scotia’s minimum wage and partial hours rules announced

January 30, 2020

Jennifer Thompson Nova Scotia’s Premier’s Office has today made an unexpected announcement regarding several changes to be made to Nova Scotia’s minimum wage and partial hours rules, with effect from April 1, 2020. Additional increase…

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My PR Card expired! What do I do?

January 28, 2020

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…

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Input sought on Nova Scotia pension division and other family property matters

January 24, 2020

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.…

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Atlantic Canada Year in Review 2019 – Top 15 Takeaways for Employers

January 23, 2020

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,…

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