News & Publications Results
|Labour & Employment Law Bulletin: Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Effective July 31, 2013 the Federal Government announced new rules relating to the temporary foreign worker program. It has advised that the changes are being made to ensure that Canadians are given the first chance at available jobs.
|The Top 10 Differences Between Litigating in the U.S. and Canada
This article discusses the differences between litigating in the U.S.A. and Canada including the court systems, judges, limited dispositions, civil juries, foreign jurisprudence, costs and cultural differences.
|Lisa Peters Awarded a President's Citation by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
A President’s Citation has been awarded to partner Lisa Peters, head of Lawson Lundell's Research and Opinions department, by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) in recognition of her extensive work in legislation and law reform on behalf of the CBABC.
|Calgary Flood – Updated Office Information
Our Calgary office in Bow Valley Square 2 will be fully operational on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
|Labour & Employment Law Bulletin: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Labour Arbitration Board Decision Rejecting Random Alcohol Testing
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in a case concerning random alcohol testing at a paper mill operation. The Court upheld the decision of the labour arbitration board that mandatory random alcohol testing by breathalyzer was not permitted even though it was limited to employees in safety-sensitive positions.
|Canada, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance 2013
This article discusses corporations in Canada, with a focus on public companies and with the intention that private corporations will find it useful in structuring and measuring their own governance frameworks.
|A Framework Emerges - Recent developments in the Law of Intentional Economic Torts
Economic torts provide relief in relation to intentional interference with economic interests. This collection of torts can be divided into two categories: deceptive market practices and improper market practices. This paper concerns itself exclusively with the latter, examining the torts of inducing breach of contract, unlawful interference with economic interests and civil conspiracy.
|Lawson Lundell LLP welcomes Michael Wolpert to our Pension and Employee Benefits Team in our Calgary office
Michael’s expertise lies in the areas of Pension, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.
|Labour & Employment Law Bulletin: WorksafeBC Approves Workplace Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policies
On April 24, 2013, WorkSafeBC announced the approval of new Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policies, which come into effect on November 1, 2013.
Policy D3011502, titled Employer Duties – Workplace Bullying and Harassment, sets out minimum requirements for employers to satisfy their obligation to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of workers and their obligation to inform, instruct, train and supervise workers to ensure their safety and those of other workers (sections 115(1)(a) and 115(1)(c) of the Workers Compensation Act).
|Mining report: PDAC's appeal to B.C.-based mining firms
Khaled Abdel-Barrr's article, "Mining report: PDAC's appeal to B.C.-based mining firms" discusses the opportunities offered at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference and trade show.
|National Post Ranks Lawson Lundell as Top 10 Canadian Law Firm
Lawson Lundell has been named by Chambers Global, an independent third party legal services guide, in eight practice categories: Aboriginal; Dispute Resolution in British Columbia; Employment and Labour; Energy; Environmental; Mining; Pensions and Benefits; and Real Estate.
|Lawson Lundell Recognized in Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013 recognizes 13 Lawson Lundell lawyers in nine practice areas including: Aboriginal Law, Environment, Mining and Projects Mining: Leading Canadian Firms (Latin America-wide), Pension & Benefits, Energy: Power (Regulatory), Employment & Labour, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution.
|Mining Report: Alliances set stage for the future
The article, "Mining report: Alliances set stage for the future", discusses alternative ways exploration companies can raise capital.
|Pension & Benefits Law Bulletin: B.C.’s New Family Law Act and Division of Pension Rules Now in Force
This bulletin highlights the major changes to pension division under the new Family Law Act.
|Women's Day Brings Legal Rights in Workplace Closer to Home
Ritu Mahil's article, "Women's day brings legal rights in workplace closer to home", discusses two recent rulings that provide some clarity on how "family status" is interpreted in court.
|The Reemergence of Strategic Alliances in Mineral Exploration
Khaled Abdel-Barr's article, "The Reemergence of Strategic Alliances in Mineral Exploration", discusses the use of strategic alliances for mineral exploration purposes.
|Insolvency and Restructuring Bulletin: SCC Releases its Decision in Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers
In a much anticipated decision released February 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada set aside the Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling in Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers. In so doing, the majority of the SCC upheld an order granting priority to charges created in Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings over claims for wind-up funding deficiencies in an insolvent company’s pension plans.
|Lawson Lundell Recognized at the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards
Lawson Lundell was named the Energy/Resource Litigation Firm of the Year and Keith Bergner was named Aboriginal Law Litigator of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards.
|Bare Trusts and Multifamily Rental Housing
Bare trusts (a legal structure that facilitates the division of the beneficial and legal ownership) are increasingly being used when investors acquire investment properties as they provide a number of significant advantages. Anyone considering purchasing an apartment building should fully examine the potential use of a bare trust arrangement.
|Lawson Lundell LLP Welcomes Members of the EnerLAW Team to our Calgary Office
Lawson Lundell is pleased to announce that we are expanding our oil and gas practice with the addition of members of the EnerLAW team to our Calgary office. Paul Negenman, Randy Madsen, Jay Lalach, Jason Paton and Bernadita Tamura-O'Connor bring with them deep knowledge of the oil and gas industry.