One of the great and long-running battlegrounds in the world of employment law is mandatory, random testing for impairment. The latest round of that battle – on the eastern front – has been won, handily, by the trade unions. Read More
The book, “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen is a first-person account of the lead up to, and execution of, the U.S. Navy Seal mission that killed Osama Bin Laden. If there’s a lesson that story brings home, it’s that there’s only so much value to planning and that reacting effectively is the key to success. Read More
If there’s Canadian a name in the news – for the wrong reasons – more frequently than Toronto’s Rob Ford these days it has to be SNC-Lavalin. The huge Montreal-based engineering firm seems to be hit every week by new allegations of bribery, fraud, and generally unsavory business dealings. Read More
If you carry out your work in the public eye, I think you have to expect there are going to be good times and bad times. If your name happens to be Duffy, Wallin, Dix, or Ford, you’ve likely had better weeks than the last few. Read More
The sale of a business can have a substantial emotional and practical impact upon the employees. The related legal issues for purchaser and vendor, and for their lawyers, are no less significant.
Legally, the employment impacts of the sale of a business are numerous and they flow from both statutory sources and the common law. Read More