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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 forty-one 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. First Reference  2. Small City Law Firm Tech  3. Kelly Santini LLP’s Employment Law Blog for the Suddenly Unemployed  4. ABlawg.ca  5. Entertainment & Media Law Signal

First Reference
Winter-weather policy, do you need one?
Our last HRinfodesk poll asked readers: Do you have a winter-weather policy to handle challenges the weather will bring that might prevent employees from getting to work? Out of 319 respondents . . .

Small City Law Firm Tech
Silencing Email Read Receipts: Why You Don’t Always Get What You Want
Back in the day when I was a young and naive pup, I didn’t pay much attention to how my email was set up. I’d sometimes be surprised by a little pop-up that accompanied an email I’d just opened in Microsoft Outlook, asking me to please confirm receiving and reading that email: aka a “read receipt.” I may have been naive in those days, but I was also (and still am) private and paranoid. . . .

Kelly Santini LLP’s Employment Law Blog for the Suddenly Unemployed
Setting Co-Worker on Fire Not Just Cause
Is setting your co-worker on fire just cause for termination? No, says a recent decision from a British Columbia Labour Arbitrator. The decision is Dryco Drywall Supplies Ltd v Teamsters Local Union No 213, 2013 CanLII 7695 (BC LA), and the facts are relatively straightforward. . . .

ABlawg.ca
Public Consultations on Responsible Energy Development Act Regulations
The Government of Alberta announced on February 13 that it will be holding public consultation sessions as part of its process to develop the new regulations under the Responsible Energy Development Act. Public consultation sessions are taking place in 18 communities across the province and began on Wednesday, February 20. . . .

Entertainment & Media Law Signal
OBA EM&C: Chris Hope Discusses Hatsumi
He’s one of us! In 2012, Chris Hope, an entertainment lawyer whose experience spans in-house and private practice roles, saw his film Hatsumi: One Grandmother’s Journey Through the Japanese Canadian Internment, receive commercial release by Alliance Films. Described by Atom Egoyan as “an extraordinary and beautiful film” and by Deepa Mehta as “a beautifully crafted documentary … Fierce, loving, strong, poetic”, the film stands testament not only to its subject but to Chris’ perseverance in getting it made. . . .
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*Randomness here is created by Random.org and its list randomizing function.

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