Looking back over the last 12 months, the level of activity in the area of export controls, economic sanctions and trade restrictions in Canada is somewhat surprising.
For the last two weeks, the focus has been dealing with the fallout of the Hanjin bankruptcy filing.
As the situation starts to stabilize, at least to the point where Hanjin vessels are now able to berth and unload cargo, there are so many other issues up in the air.
Both the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act stay actions and remedies as against debtors. However, creditors may apply to lift the stay to pursue a proposed class action.
The Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v. Toronto Transit Commission (Use of Social Media Grievance),  O.L.A.A. No. 267 decision deals with the use of social media in the workplace, and to what extent employers are required to manage their accounts in a way that protects their employees.