On May 3, 2013, the federal Minister of Finance announced that the Government of Canada is soliciting expressions of interest in funding to be offered under two new initiatives aimed at strengthening Canada's venture capital industry.
Ontario private sector employers take note: you may have just successfully complied with the Customer Service Standard requirements, but now you face the first of several new deadlines for compliance under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation ("IAS Regulation"), pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
In the latest legal development impacting the temporary foreign workers program, the Federal Court struck out an attempt by the United Steelworkers Union to challenge Labour Market Opinions issued for the hiring of temporary foreign workers.
It should not come as a surprise to anyone that the terms of a contract matter. Courts, however, are sometimes inclined to base the obligations of contracting parties on what the court perceives to be "reasonable" or "fair" rather than on what the terms of the contract actually say.
Our blog posts have been somewhat fewer and farther between since the release of the Omnibus Rule, primarily because we have been busily working to understand the subtleties of the Omnibus Rule, while helping our clients implement the necessary changes.
In a move that could well alter the fabric of the textile industry, the FTC is proposing changes to its Textile Labeling Rules.
Earlier this month the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with the architects and civil engineers involved in the design and construction of a number of multifamily housing complexes located in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Increasingly, there are more and more articles and pundits discussing the aging workforce and the impact that has on employers' operations.
The New Jersey General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill intending to "clarify" the use of eminent domain by a municipality ..
The Supreme Court of Washington issued a recent opinion reminding us that, even after Conception, arbitration clauses must be fair in order to be enforceable.
In a rare unanimous decision with potentially far-reaching impact on taxpayers claiming foreign tax credits, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a "windfall tax" imposed by the United Kingdom was creditable under IRC Section 901.
Yesterday, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bodman v. South Carolina, holding that the state’s sales and use tax exemption and cap scheme, as a whole, does not violate the state constitution’s equal protection guarantee and prohibition against special legislation.
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published
Technical Release No. 2013-02, which provides temporary guidance
addressing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's
(ACA) required notice to employees regarding their coverage options
under state and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges
The Supreme Court in Bowman v. Monsanto Co. ruled unanimously that a farmer’s replanting of harvested seeds constituted making new infringing articles.
The EEOC recently issued four revised documents in its disability discrimination "Questions and Answers Series," addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to individuals with (1) cancer, (2) diabetes, (3) epilepsy, and (4) intellectual disabilities.
The District of New Jersey ruled recently that filing a workers’ compensation claim does not qualify as protected activity sufficient to trigger protection from the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA") or the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD").
On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in its en banc rehearing of CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp.
If you are a Marxist, you view the world in terms of class struggle; if you are an artist, you see the world as colors and forms; and if you are a trademark lawyer, you see the world in terms of, well, trademarks (and service marks).
On May 20, 2013 the New Jersey Assembly voted 74-0 to pass the social media privacy bill as amended by Governor Chris Christie in his conditional veto.