NS Legislative Report, Fall Sitting – Update October 16

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NL’s Statutory Review of the Access to Information and Protection...

On 9 June 2021 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador released Statutory Review 2020 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA). The Review recommends changes to provisions to ATIPPA that will be of interest to business entities engaged with public bodies in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Review, conducted by former […]

Getting it Right on Human Rights

Regardless of size or sector, unionized or non-unionized, all provincially regulated employers in Newfoundland and Labrador are required to abide by the Human Rights Act, 2010 (the “Act”). It should also be noted, however, that if your business also operates outside of NL, you are required to abide by the human rights legislation in that […]

Client Alert: Remote Work, Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Considerations during...

Ransomware and phishing attacks are on the rise, as are the significant legal and economic considerations that follow. As businesses adapt to the “new normal” of extreme uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees are faced with the prospect of working remotely in a variety of new (and sometimes less-than-secure) environments. Cybercriminals have taken notice.

A Black Power Suit . . . or an Orange...

Being a member of a board of directors can be both challenging and rewarding. The business’s success, in many ways, is a reflection of the board’s strength and leadership abilities. Therefore, agreeing to serve as a board member is not a decision that anyone should take lightly.

At the Very Lease…What to Know Before you Sign a...

It’s exciting when your business grows beyond the family basement (or your dining room table) and is ready to take up commercial space of its own. Leasing space, whether a storefront or an office, is a sign of business legitimacy, sustainability, and growth. Like any contract, a commercial lease sets out the terms that the […]

Up Close and Personal…Guarantees

Securing bank financing could very well be the springboard to take your business to the next exciting level. A personal guarantee may be a condition of that financing, but don’t be scared off. Knowledge and experienced guidance can help you work with the lender to take the business successfully forward.

A Closer Look at Illicit Loans and Financial Assistance in...

A few years ago, we canvassed the now outdated and antiquated financial assistance (or illicit loan) provisions that remain in the Newfoundland Corporations Act (the “Act”) and the problems they create for financial institutions seeking guarantees in financing transactions. This article seeks to examine in greater detail the solutions and work-arounds.

Getting Your ‘Duck-uments’ in a Row: Why Proper Corporate Records...

Incorporating a company in Newfoundland and Labrador is a fairly easy and painless process: three simple online forms and a filing fee gets you an official certificate of incorporation. In an effort to be cost-conscious, many new business owners take care of this requirement themselves, never realizing (until it’s too late) that this is only one small step in the corporate set-up and organization process.

Changes to the Labour Relations Act in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has made amendments to the Labour Relations Act (the “LRA”) and the Public Service Collective Bargaining Act (the “PSCBA”). Bill 37 amended the LRA and Bill 38 amended the PSCBA. Both amendments mark substantive changes to labour relations in the Province and came into force June 27, 2012. The effects of the changes most notably alter the Certification Process, Collective Bargaining/First Collective Agreements, and the scope for use of Special Project Orders (“SPO”).