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  • April 22, 2016
    Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc, a recent case involving Guatemalan women’s claims against a Canadian mining company, has drawn a focus on Canadian firms’ conducts abroad. The Hudbay case is being watched carefully as it appears to offer a new legal pathway for those who say they have suffered in the hands of Canadian subsidiaries. Experts say a ruling in this case could help establish powerful guidelines for what constitutes acceptable...
  • April 15, 2016
    Employers in Canada understand that they must maintain a safe work environment for their employees. They also understand that when it comes to accommodating employees with disabilities, they must do so to the point of undue hardship. This obligation should not change if the disability involves the use of medical marijuana. However, with that being said - there are several things an employer should consider before allowing employees to use...
  • April 05, 2016
    The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act came into force on June 1, 2015 as an Act to implement Canada’s international commitments to participate in the fight against corruption through the imposition of measures applicable to the extractive sector. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently released its finalized implementation tools for reporting payments to governments and government officials by mining and oil and gas companies...
  • April 04, 2016
    Wages and hour lawsuits are very common amongst employers across Canada and the U.S. Most wage and hour claims allege that the employer: Failed to pay employees for off-the-clock work Failed to pay employees for overtime worked Misclassified employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements, Made improper deductions from an employees paycheck Aggressive plaintiff attorneys use class- and collective-action procedures to pursue these and...
  • March 10, 2016
    The roles of directors and officers entail a significant amount of personal risk. If the corporation is involved in any kind of dispute or investigation, its directors and officers (D&O’s) can expect to be sued or, at least involved as witnesses.  These risks multiply if the corporation is, or will be publicly traded. During an investigation, prosecutors can focus on the individuals (directors and officers) who may be responsible...
  • February 01, 2016
    As your Canadian dollar continues to free fall, have you considered how your limits of insurance could be impacted when you are working internationally, especially in the USA? Your $5 million CAD in liability insurance is now only worth about $3.5 million USD. Will this mean you are still in compliance with any contractual obligations to carry insurance at certain limits? If something does go wrong are your limits sufficient to pay a loss in...

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