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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. Kate Dewhirst 2. Canadian Class Actions Monitor 3. Ontario Condo Law Blog 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. Risk Management & Crisis Response

Kate Dewhirst
It’s time to review your Leaves of Absence policies AGAIN Guest Blogger: Maria McDonald

This blog was written by Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law Bill 47 became law on November 21, 2018. It becomes effective on January 1, 2019. Bill 47 replaces or revises many of the changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) introduced last year by Bill 148. For all summary of all the changes…

Canadian Class Actions Monitor
Further Comment on the Changes to PIPEDA and the Evolving Data Breach Class Actions Landscape

November 1, 2018 marked the coming into force of mandatory breach notification requirements for Canadian private sector corporations as a result of amendments to the Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) through the Digital Privacy Act. Now, where an organization subject to PIPEDA experiences a data breach that gives rise to a “risk of significant harm,” they will be required to: …

Ontario Condo Law Blog
CAT’s out of the bag: The Tribunal’s first year

The Condominium Authority Tribunal, Ontario’s first and only online adjudication body, celebrated its first anniversary on November 1, 2018. Envisioned as a one-stop shop of expert mediators and adjudicators helping condo boards and unit owners resolve condo disputes across Ontario, all entirely online, the CAT began accepting cases in November 2017. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Goodbye Personal Emergency Leave

Bill 47, the Ford government’s Making Ontario Open for Business Act has passed. One big change the bill makes is to the much discussed (and much used) Bill 148 amendment regarding Personal Emergency Leave. This amendment will come into force on January 1, 2019.

Risk Management & Crisis Response
Alberta Securities Commission implements whistleblower program

On November 20, 2018, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced the creation of its whistleblower program and the Office of the Whistleblower (OWB). The program is implemented through the adoption ASC Policy 15-602 Whistleblower Program…

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