The Ontario Labour Relations Board was recently tasked with determining whether the Shift Leaders of a Brampton, Ontario Sirens retail store exercised managerial functions within the meaning of the Ontario Labour Relations Act, such that they should be excluded from the bargaining unit.
President Obama recently announced that approximately 3,000 U.S. troops will deploy to West Africa in an effort to combat the Ebola epidemic, which has struck more than 4,985 people and resulted in over 2,461 deaths.
Does China think Africa is still a good return on investment? Recent coverage by the financial press has cast doubt about the vigor of the China-Africa relationship, pointing to a new skepticism among Chinese banks and investors for projects in Africa.
Lately, unpaid interns have been on the Ministry of Labour’s radar. In June 2013 a policy statement was published which reminded employers that most unpaid internships run afoul of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). I wrote about this policy statement in a previous post.
I was just cc’ed on an email from one our China IP lawyers to a client. The email is essentially an introductory email to a client that just retained us for China trademark work.
In a creative approach to class actions, the parties in Fulawka v The Bank of Nova Scotia asked a recently retired Court of Appeal judge to arbitrate class counsel fees after the parties settled the main issue (see our earlier post ). The arbitrator awarded fees of $10.45 million to class counsel.
More states in Africa seem keen on joining the global Islamic finance sector, which is projected to be worth $2 trillion by the end of 2014. According to Moody’s Investors Service, global issuance of sovereign Islamic bonds – also known as “sukuk” – is expected to increase 30 percent in 2014 to reach $30 billion.
The right of striking workers to picket is an important tool in the collective bargaining process.
No, we are not going to become the Vietnam Law Blog, but I (Dan) just could not resist using this post today.
As is generally the case each year, 1 October brings a number of changes to employment law.