The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector
Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work
A resource-rich home territory remains the focus for Canadian firms but growing client globalisation is pulling them to Latin America and Africa
Law firms are not yet piling in to soaraway Canada, but it’s only a matter of time
Norton Rose’s mergers with firms in resource-rich Canada have really shaken up the local legal market. Joanne Harris reports
Allen & Overy (A&O) put a Canada launch on the back burner in 2011, choosing instead to focus on Australia. A&O’s future Toronto head reveals what was behind the change of heart.
Allen & Overy (A&O) is to open a small base in Toronto after the Canadian-qualified founding partner of its Casablanca office returns to Canada.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has acquired Toronto-based immigration law firm Bomza Law Group.
Tariffpalooza 2014 — the Copyright Board certifies tariffs at a furious pace download subscription
Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 is already the subject of an application for judicial review and has been the impetus for a public debate about the appropriateness of licence fees.
Ontario employers to bear WSIB costs of injured agency employees download subscription
A new Ontario Bill will make employers liable for the WSIB costs of injured agency employees working for them.
Health Alert — Lane v Northern NSW Local Health District (No 3); Psychology Board of Australia v Tubara; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 28 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Get ready for the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan download subscription
Now that the 2014–15 Ontario budget has been passed, Ontario employers should think about how the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan could affect them.
Be Global — July 2014: new gender equality reporting obligations in Australia; meaning of ‘last wage’ clarified in UAE; and more subscription
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
Are supervisors able to assess impairment? Drug driving decision suggests so download subscription
A recent decision suggests that laypersons may assess whether a person is impaired from drugs or alcohol, and their assessment will be considered in legal proceedings.
Ontario Bill to extend protection of OHSA to unpaid trainees download subscription
A new Ontario Bill will give unpaid trainees the protection of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription
The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.
Health Alert — Ladhams v Medical Board of Australia; Chaudhry v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 21 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Significant changes proposed to Ontario’s workplace laws download subscription
Ontario’s government introduced workplace legislation on 16 July 2014 that would affect five labour and employment statutes in the province.
Saskatchewan introduces ticketing system for certain workplace safety violations download subscription
As of 1 July 2014, Saskatchewan employers who violate certain occupational health and safety laws may be issued a summary offence ticket.
Communications with experts: Moore v Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report download subscription
In Moore v Getahun, the plaintiff suffered a wrist injury in a motorcycle accident and claimed medical negligence against the treating doctor.
SCC confirms Ontario’s ability to ‘take up’ lands under Treaty 3 download subscription
On 11 July 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources).