Founded in 2005 with 140 members, MLROs.com lead the way in ensuring that that financial institutions and practitioners are educated, supported and empowered to stop financial criminals.   The very first MLROs.com Northern conference took place in Birmingham on Wednesday 11th October 2017, hosted by Squire Patton Boggs’ Birmingham office.   The conference saw a...… Continue Reading
Your employee resigns to join your arch rival. You’re not worried because you know you have ‘water tight’ post-employment restraints in the contract of employment. But, if in reacting to the employee’s untimely resignation, you breach the contract and this breach amounts to a repudiation of the contract, then your restraints will be unenforceable. This...… Continue reading
Employee’s secret recording of meetings with management contributes to finding of just cause for dismissal

By Donovan Plomp

A recent decision from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench supports that an employee’s use of his work phone to secretly record meetings with management may support an employer’s decision to terminate for just cause.

In Hart v. Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited [Hart], the plaintiff, Mark Hart, sued his former employer for wrongful dismissal after he was terminated for cause following a series of employee complaints against him. In the course of the litigation, Mr. Hart tendered as evidence recordings of conversations he had had with the defendant’s management personnel in the course of the … Continue Reading

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a salary privacy law prohibiting California employers from seeking or relying on salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment. Agents of the employer, such as recruiters, are also prohibited from seeking for this information. Further, upon reasonable request, employers must provide...… Continue Reading

By Ana Badour and Arie van Wijngaarden

The Transatlantic Policy Working Group (“TPWG”), an organization set up by Innovate Finance and some of its partners and which is dedicated to Fintech policy discussion between the United States and United Kingdom, recently published a report entitled The Future of RegTech for Regulators (the “TPWG Report”).  RegTech refers to the use of technology to facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements via  improved data analytics, reporting, and information governance (please see our previous blog posts on RegTech here and here). These technologies have the potential to help business increase … Continue Reading

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A pioneering survey has found that Indigenous participation in Canada’s clean energy economy has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, in all regions of the country. Lumos Clean Energy Advisors (Lumos), an advisor to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, undertook a review of national research and drew on the company’s database of clean...… Continue Reading
Commission adopts modified legislative proposal to amend EMIR supervisory regime for CCPs On 13 June 2017, the European Commission (Commission) put forward a proposal for a draft Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No.1095/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (ESA) (European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)) and amending the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) (the Proposed Regulation).  The Proposed Regulation introduces significant changes to recognition and on-going supervision of...… Continue Reading