Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Welcome to the Food Court 2. Éloïse Gratton 3. Labour Pains 4. David Whelan 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Welcome to the Food Court
S2E4 – Gerald Chan on Food Crime

We’ve got Gerald Chan from Stockwoods LLP this episode and we’re talking about food crime. Gerald spoke about inspections and investigations at The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada last fall in Halifax, specifically about R. v. Mucci Farms and R. v. Cericola Farms. In a broader sense, food fraud is in the news because we’re discovering that the scope of food fraud globally is larger than we had imagined – both in frequency and in value. …

Éloïse Gratton
USA : Bientôt une collecte généralisée des données personnelles des visiteurs étrangers ?

Donald Trump a décidé d’encadrer plus strictement les conditions d’accès au sol américain ; Au-delà des deux décrets polémiques parus les 25 et 27 janvier dernier, le gouvernement américain s’interroge sur la manière la plus performante d’obtenir des informations sur les médias sociaux des visiteurs, ainsi que sur les contacts de leurs téléphones. …

Labour Pains
No Aggravated Damages Absent Evidence of Mental Distress: Divisional Court

Can a trial court award aggravated damages to an employee who claims wrongful dismissal absent a finding of actual mental distress being suffered by that employee? That was the question answered by the Honourable Mr. Justice Robert N. Beaudoin, sitting as a judge of the Ontario Divisional Court, in the case of Walker v Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 2017 ONSC 358 (CanLII). …

David Whelan
Access and Aptitude

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Lawyers are neck deep in information and technology, maybe deeper. Nearly all lawyers would appear to be using a computer in practice and yet their understanding of the tools set before them has yawning gaps. Access isn’t an issue, despite relitigating the luddite lawyer banality. Aptitude is where there is opportunity, but is it necessary? …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Getting Fired Sucks!

Today is the day. The decision to terminate an employee has been made and now you have to deliver the news. Before you step into that meeting, give some consideration to the impact this will have on your soon to be former employee. Once the correct legal process has taken place, help guide the individual as to immediate next steps. Remember to be kind and respectful. …


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