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Tax News Flash - Canadian Federal Budget 2017
March 22, 2017
On March 22, the Minister of Finance released the federal budget. This Tax News Flash provides a comprehensive discussion of the important tax changes contained in Budget 2017.
Workplace Law Bulletin - Emerging Issues in Human Rights: Family Status and Transgender Accommodation in Employment – A Webinar Recap
March 21, 2017
The issue of accommodation is a hot topic for employers these days, particularly when it comes to family status and transgender accommodation. By dealing with these requests in a diligent manner, employers will contribute to a positive work environment.
Workplace Law Bulletin - The Last Word? Enforcing Termination Clauses and Employment Agreements
March 21, 2017
Is this the last word? After a series of decisions in 2016 and the beginning of 2017 which have fallen on both sides of the debate on the enforceability of termination clauses, the Ontario Court of Appeal has issued its decision in Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., 2017 ONCA 158, which may provide clarity to both employers and employees on whether the termination clause in their employment agreement is enforceable.
Financial Services Flash - Implications of the Forfeited Corporate Property Act for Creditors
March 15, 2017
Creditors should be aware of important changes to the law regarding forfeiture of corporate property which have significant implications for the recovery of forfeited assets of dissolved corporations.
Doing Business in Canada - March 2017
March 10, 2017
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to present the March 2017 edition of Doing Business in Canada. This publication was developed to provide a general overview of Canadian federal and Ontario law and is intended for those planning to start, acquire or invest in a business in Canada.
Tax News Flash - Changes Are Coming to the Voluntary Disclosures Program
March 2, 2017
In the fall of 2016, the Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee issued a report on the CRA’s voluntary disclosures program, which Report was endorsed by the Minister of National Revenue in December. On February 22, 2017, the CRA announced that its review of the recommendations regarding the Report will be completed by March 31, 2017.
Workplace Law Bulletin - Employee Surveillance
February 22, 2017
The continuous development of more sophisticated and cheaper technology effectively permits companies to have constant connectivity to their equipment, allowing management to monitor the use and allocation of company assets in virtual real-time. The installation of GPS tracking and other telematic devices provides not only the location of equipment, but also movement, gas usage, speed, distance and route travelled.
Securities Law Bulletin - So Many Options: An Overview of Equity Compensation and Incentives
February 17, 2017
This article examines common forms of equity compensation, specifically option plans, restricted share unit plans and deferred share unit plans. These plans use a company’s equity to compensate and incentivize employees. Each type of plan involves the issuance of new shares or the payment of amount of cash equivalent to the fair market value of such shares (cash-in-lieu of shares).
Securities Law Bulletin - TSXV Amends Policy for Changes of Business and Reverse Takeovers
February 3, 2017
The TSX Venture Exchange published its amendments to Policy 5.2 – Changes of Business and Reverse Takeovers of the TSXV Corporate Finance Policy Manual on December 15, 2016. Policy 5.2 outlines procedures and filings for TSXV or NEX-listed issuers entering into transactions resulting in a Change of Business or Reverse Takeover.
Workplace Law Bulletin - You Asked, We Answered: Top Issues in Employment Law
January 31, 2017
Following our webinar held on January 24, 2017, we had a number of questions, including many which focused on the process of accommodation in the workplace, workplace harassment and fixed-term contracts. We thought we might use this newsletter as an opportunity to respond to some of the most frequently-asked questions.