Canada

R&D Expenses Paid to the Vendor of Imported Goods May Need to be Included...

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The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal’s (“FCA”) decision in Skechers USA Canada Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency (“Skechers”) now arguably...

Canada: Still Time for BNST Use Approval

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For companies manufacturing, importing or otherwise using the lubricant additive BNST (Benzenamine, N-phenyl, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2, 4, 4-Trimethylpentene), there is...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

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Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

It’s All in the Genes: Genetic Discrimination in the Canadian Workplace

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Most employers are familiar with the prohibitions against discrimination that exist in human rights legislation throughout Canada.  At the centre of the legislative web...

Canada: Ontario Securities Commission Proposes a Framework for a New Whistleblower Program

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On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“) released a staff consultation paper which outlines a proposed framework for an OSC Whistleblower Program. The...

Global Trends – Labour Rights & The Rise of Social Compliance Obligations for Multinationals

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Increasingly, legislators in a variety of jurisdictions have been placing social reporting obligations on multinational employers, particularly in relation to corporate efforts to combat...

Canada: Employer Monitoring of Company Technology

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Monitoring the use of company-issued technology is controversial.  For some, the notion of monitoring employees’ use computers, smartphones, and emails is inconsistent with personal...

Supreme Court of Canada clarifies tests for “prevention” of competition and efficiencies defence in...

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On 22 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its much anticipated decision in Tervita Corporation, et al v Commissioner of...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

“Unfriend Me”: Social Media, Discipline and Discharge in Canada

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It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do...
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