Should a Prospective Employer Search the New Employment Tribunal Claims Database When Recruiting?

By | Employment Law Worldview | February 22, 2017
Last week (9 February) the Employment Tribunal announced that its decisions would be freely available online, allowing searches by name of employer or perhaps prospective employee. You know you want to give your candidate a quick once-over if you can (employers never being strong believers in the view that what you don’t know can’t hurt you), but is it wise? View Full Post
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Dutch Minister of Finance Launches Consultation On Marketing Ban for Certain Financial Products

On 20 February 2017, the Dutch Minister of Finance (the Minister) published for consultation amendments to the Decree on Conduct of Business Supervision of Financial Undertakings (Besluit Gedragstoezicht financiële ondernemingen Wft, the Decree). The amendments to the Decree will give the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) the authority to impose a marketing ban in respect of certain financial products. View Full Post
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Provides Guidance On Medical Documentation and Disability Accommodation Requests

By | Canada in Focus | February 21, 2017
On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) released a policy position on the medical documentation to be provided when a disability-related accommodation request is made. This policy position supplements and reaffirms section 8.7 of the Commission’s … Continue Reading View Full Post
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Administration Deregulatory Agenda is Focus of Next Norton Rose Fulbright New York Briefing

Norton Rose Fulbright New York office’s next financial services briefing is a breakfast seminar set for Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 8:30 AM EST. Each month, Norton Rose Fulbright’s senior practitioners will provide interested in-house counsel and professionals with an insightful discussion on current regulatory trends within the financial services sector. View Full Post
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Reasonable Offer Prevents Litigious Complainant from Proceeding at BC Human Rights Tribunal

Reasonable Offer Prevents Litigious Complainant from Proceeding at BC Human Rights Tribunal By Ryley Mennie Ryley Mennie A recent decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) serves as a useful reminder of the utility of a reasonable settlement offer, which can result in the Tribunal putting an end to complaint proceedings without a hearing. In Sebastian v. Vancouver Coastal Health and others (No. View Full Post
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Canada’s Global Skills Strategy: What’s New for High-growth Companies Wishing to Attract Global Talent in 2017?

By | Canada in Focus | February 21, 2017
Canadian employers often struggle to bring in global talent and the highly skilled experts they need in order to grow, boost hiring plans and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in Canada. For those reasons, in November 2016, the Canadian government … Continue Reading View Full Post
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Expectations for Cyber Security Risk Disclosure Published by CSA

Vanessa Coiteux and Jérémie Ste-Marie –  The results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) review of the cyber security risk disclosure of S&P/TSX Composite issuers were recently reported by the the Autorité des marchés financiers, the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission in CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 51-347 (the Notice). View Full Post
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Copyright Infringement Class Action Over University Course Packs Certified in Quebec: Copibec C. Université Laval

By | snIP/ITs | February 21, 2017
Copyright Infringement Class Action Over University Course Packs Certified in Quebec: Copibec C. Université Laval By Keith Rose Keith Rose On February 8, 2017, the Quebec Court of Appeal certified a class action by Copibec against Université Laval, for copyright infringement. This decision overturns a Superior Court ruling from 2016, which would have dismissed the claim on the basis that Copibec did not satisfy the eligibility requirements under the province’s Code of Civil Procedure for an association to bring a class action on behalf of its members. View Full Post
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