Act Now Before Canada’s Trademark Laws Change

One month from now, on 17 June 2019, the federal government is changing a number of the Canadian trademark rules and regulations. The wide scope of amendments may have a significant impact on your business, particularly if you currently own …

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Bill 24: BC Business Corporations Act Amendments to Improve Corporate Transparency

Introduction

On June 13, 2019, sections of Bill C-86, or the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, that amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”), will come into force. You can read more about the new changes …

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Bill 8 – Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 Synopsis of Changes

Bill 8 – Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 had its First Reading on April 29.  Expandable ‘Explanatory notes’ are provided within this First Reading version of the bill.

News release: Ministry of Labour news release, “Changes to employment

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Update on Proposed Changes to the BC Labour Relations Code

There are a few proposed changes to the BC Labour Relations Code which may be in effect as early as the end of this month.

A link to the changes is provided for below.

A quick summary of the key changes …

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Bill C-86 and C-97 Amendments to the CBCA

Introduction

Concerns of the ease of money laundering and tax evasion have haunted Canadian companies and the government for years. In response to those concerns, the Canadian government is implementing new rules on corporate governance through two new pieces of …

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Hiring International Students – What Employers Need to Know

Introduction:

Hiring foreign nationals without legal authorization to work in Canada may result in non-compliance with immigration laws. In general, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to work in Canada without restrictions. However, international students need legal authorization to …

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Foreign Pardon and Canadian Immigration

We have been noticing a growing number of foreign nationals who do not disclose their foreign pardons to Canadian employers. The non-disclosure could have severe immigration implications on foreign nationals. A foreign pardon is not automatically recognized in Canada. Given …

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The Beginning of Cannabis Product Liability Class Proceedings in Canada and the U.S.

As Canadian and U.S. legislation paves the way for more cannabis production and use over time, an increasing number of cannabis companies will be looking to grow and distribute their products. With market demand growing, cannabis producers, like any other …

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Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program for International Students

The Post Graduate Work Permit Program (“PGWP Program”) allows international students who have graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution to temporarily work in Canada for up to three years. Upon gaining qualified Canadian work experience, the international …

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Employers Should Review Workplace Policies Following Cannabis Legalization

Following the recent legalization of recreational cannabis  in Canada, now is a good time for Canadian employers to review their workplace policies to ensure they respond to possible cannabis consumption by employees. Employers are reminded to:

  • Update Policies. Employers should
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