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The Final Countdown: Canada’s Revised Pay Equity Act Effective August 31, 2021
By Jeremy Corapi, Christine Hendrickson, and Shardé Skahan Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 7, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Labour announced an August 31, 2021, effective date for Canada’s Pay Equity Act. The Act and its implementing regulations contain detailed and strict requirements for employer pay equity plans, so employers should begin thinking about the process for developing their pay...
The Week in Weed: November 23, 2018
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Most of the international news lately has focused on Canada, and with good reason. But it’s not only our neighbors to the north who are making news in the cannabis space. Israel is looking to export...
The Week in Weed: October 19, 2018
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. O Canada! Obviously, the big news this week is that marijuana is now legal in Canada. LIVE: More than 1,000 pot sales online in the first hour, says B.C. government (Vancouver Sun: News, 17 October 2018)...
The Week in Weed: June 22, 2018
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The big news this week comes from north of the border, as Canada moves one step closer to cannabis legalization. Canada Votes to Legalize Cannabis (Ganjapreneur, 20 June 2018) In a 52-29 vote on Tuesday afternoon,...
The Week in Weed: June 1, 2018
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. We’re about six weeks away from the legalization of marijuana in Canada, but Canadian marijuana stocks are already on the New York Stock Exchange. Marijuana Stocks: Cannabis Pure Play Canopy Growth Sees NYSE Debut Tomorrow (Investor’s...
The Week in Weed: November 24, 2017
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Pot is legal in Canada, and that poses dilemma for U.S. banks (Subscription required) (SourceMedia: American Banker, 21 November 2017) A U.S. alcohol maker’s $191 million investment in Canadian cannabis could raise difficult questions for the banks...
The Week in Weed: April 14, 2017
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Justin Trudeau to launch plans to legalise marijuana across Canada (The Independent: News, 12 April 2017) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will publish draft legislation on the legalisation of marijuana later this week. Does vape...
The State of Crowdfunding in the Cannabis Industry
First Canadian Marijuana Crowdfunding Platform Launched On March 2, Ascenta Finance Corp., a licensed exempt market dealer, and KoreConX Corp., a company that specializes in crowdfunding, launched Bay Street Cannabis (“Bay Street”), Canada’s first online equity crowdfunding portal dedicated to the cannabis sector. Bay Street provides public and private legal cannabis and cannabis-related...
Trans-Pacific Partnership: What does it say about patents?
Here in Washington, D.C., the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the latest talk of the town. The TPP is a proposed trade agreement among twelve Asia-Pacific countries concerning a variety of economic policy matters, including intellectual property. TPP’s membership includes several of the U.S.'s largest trading partners, e.g., Canada, Japan, and Mexico. The membership countries reached agreement
Canadian Immigration – Navigating an Increasingly Strict Compliance Regime
By: Pavan Dhillon Canada, much like the United States, has adopted increasingly protectionist immigration policies that are intended to strengthen the Canadian economy by restricting both temporary resident and permanent residency applications. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) administer and...
Kansas Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction For Alleged Violation Of Confidentiality And Non-Compete Covenants under Canadian Law
The plaintiff corporation — now a Delaware LLC based in Kansas — was headquartered in Alberta, Canada at the time its employees signed agreements containing confidentiality and non-compete covenants. The agreements designated the applicable law to be that of Alberta. When its ex-employees allegedly violated the covenants, the plaintiff sued them and their new employer...
Silica – The New Asbestos? OSHA Fracking Hazard Alert and British Columbia Proposed Construction Hazards Rule
By James L. Curtis, Jeryl L. Olson, and Craig B. Simonsen Is respirable silica the “new” asbestos-like hazard for workplace exposure? OSHA and Canada appear to think so. OSHA, along with its sister agency, NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), have recently posted a “hazard alert” for Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic...