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By Daniel Watt
The growing global population is feeding global demand for seafood.
By McInnes Cooper Labour And Employment Team
There's a lot to know about being an employer.
By Dominique Fontaine, Sean Corcoran, Andrea Williams
Effective April 1, 2019, the N.S. minimum wage rate will increase from $11.00/hour to $11.55/hour for experienced workers, and from $10.50/hour to $11.05/hour for inexperienced workers.
By Sarah Dykema
Organizations subject to Canada's PIPEDA – those that collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activity in Canada – have seven new reasons to conduct an audit of privacy policies and practices ASAP.
By Lucie LaBoissonnière, Dominique Fontaine
As of April 1, 2019, employers of New Brunswick employees must comply with new occupational health and safety law requirements specific to workplace violence and harassment.
By David Fraser
On February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada decided yet another criminal law decision that will likely have broader ramifications for privacy law
By David Fraser
The decision will likely generate a more nuanced discussion about expectations of privacy in places that are generally public.
By Catherine Blomquist
On January 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada considered, for the first time, "Henson trusts" and the nature of a disabled beneficiary's interest in them for the purposes of determining eligibility for social benefits programs.
By Meghan Felt, Morganne Foley
There's no shortage of warnings of a worker shortage in Canada – and the consensus seems to be that it's only going to get worse. The challenge isn't isolated to any one Canadian region, business size, corporate structure, industry or occupation.
By Donna MacEwen
Trade-marks can be an extremely valuable business asset: most businesses identify their business, products or services with a unique trade-mark.
By Jillian Kean, Robert Mroz
On January 18, 2019, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rendered its unanimous (5-0) decision in Holland v. Sparks, overturning a motion decision that carried significant consequences for the calculation of future income loss awards in Nova Scotia.
By Meghan Felt, Morganne Foley
On December 18, 2018, the maximum sentence possible for impaired driving (among other things) will increase as the result of amendments to Canada's Criminal Code, introduced by Bill C-46.
By Aileen Furey
On December 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that a third party can't waive a person's right to privacy or their rights under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the contents of a personal computer ...
By Meghan Felt, Morganne Foley
This tougher stance against impaired driving is welcome by many.
By McInnes Cooper Labour And Employment Team
The holidays bring lots of holiday joy – and some holiday headaches for human resources professionals and employers. And this year's legalization of recreational cannabis use is fuelling lots of HR questions.
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