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November 26, 2019

Preparing for the Builders’ Lien and Prompt Payment Act

Nova Scotia will soon have an amended and renamed Builders’ Lien Act, which will introduce a prompt payment scheme as well as an adjudication process to be followed in the case of non-payment. Bill 119, the bill to amend the Builders’ Lien Act, received royal assent on April 12, 2019, but will not come into […]

Recent Changes Affect Parental and Maternity Leave in Atlantic Canada

In December 2017, the federal government introduced major changes to maternal and parental employment insurance (EI) benefits.

Employee Bonuses After Dismissal: When Are They Owed?

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., 2017 NSSC 16 (with supplemental reasons at 2017 NSSC 123) recently set out the test in Nova Scotia for determining whether an employee dismissed without cause is entitled to damages for lost future bonuses.