The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) (Directive 2016/97/EU), which recasts Directive 2002/92/EC (the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD)), has been published in the Official Journal on 2 February 2016.
On February 2, 2016, Canada’s Auditor General released “Report 2 – Controlling Exports at the Border“, which looks at whether the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) had the necessary in formation, practices and controls at the border to implement its export enforcement priorities.
An ascertained forefeiture is a monetary penalty levied by the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) when a CBSA officer believes on reasonable grounds that a person has imported goods into Canada illegally (or without reporting the goods).
Federal Employment Dismissal Case Argued by Firm Before Supreme Court of Canada Considered 1 of 5 Most Important Cases to Be Heard in 2016
On 19 January 2016, Ronald M. Snyder, Partner, argued before the Supreme Court of Canada that Federally regulated non-unionized employees can be dismissed without cause.
In Wong v. Luu, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld an order requiring the production of a redacted trust ledger to the bankruptcy trustees for Luu Hung Viet Derrick (“Luu”) on the grounds that the trust ledger was not presumptively privileged and that production would not violate the bankrupt’s right to communicate in confidence with his lawyers.
Court of Appeal Rejects Use of “Snapshot” Approach to Determine Exclusivity in Contractor Relationships
Employment relationships generally fall into one of three categories: employee, dependent contractor or independent contractor.
A new paper out of UCLA, published this month in the Journal of the American Planning Association, explores the link between land-use regulation and the segregation of income groups in metropolitan areas, and contains a number of insights that should be of interest to policymakers and stakeholders in the development industry.
Following a hearing earlier this week to discuss the risks and benefits of virtual currencies, the European Parliament has published an article setting out some of the views it received from invited experts.
It is an important question “Who is the exporter for SIMA purposes?”
Increased Clarity or More Uncertainty? Federal Government Takes First Steps to Review Environmental Assessment Process and Introduces Interim Pipeline Assessment Rules
On January 27, 2016, the Federal Government announced five principles that will guide its discretionary decision making powers on major natural resource projects.