July 10, 2019

Risk Management Counsel of Canada’s Guide to Litigation in Canada

Cox & Palmer is a proud member of the Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC), a national association of independent law firms offering a comprehensive range of legal services to the insurance industry, risk retention groups and self-insureds. RMC has created an informational Guide to Litigation in Canada, which you will find below. This valuable […]

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, an Option for Immigrating to...

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (“AIPP”) is an excellent option for employers wishing to hire immigrants, and for immigrants wishing to immigrate to Atlantic Canada. The pilot program has now been extended until December 2021.

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.

A Landlord’s Right of Distress – Subject to the Crown’s...

Right of Distress “Distress”, when used in this context, means the seizure of someone’s property to secure the performance of a duty. A landlord’s right of distress is a useful self-help remedy that allows a landlord to enforce its rights against a delinquent tenant under certain circumstances. When performed properly, it allows the landlord to […]

Workplace Investigations: Navigating Respectful Workplace Policies

On Friday, May 10th, members of Cox & Palmer’s Regional Employment & Labour group, as well as special guest Leslie Macleod, founder of the conflict resolution services firm Leslie H. Macleod & Associates, presented a webinar titled, “Workplace Investigations: Navigating Respectful Workplace Policies.” This webinar provided an overview of respectful workplace policy investigations and how […]

Detecting Impairment in the Workplace

The legalization of cannabis has heightened concern and awareness around impairment in the workplace. Legalization has certainly made cannabis more accessible. However, it is still generally understood that it is inappropriate to report to work impaired unless an employee is part of an agreed accommodation arrangement where some level of impairment is permitted, or the […]

Signing your Name on the Dotted Line is Not Always...

The termination of a long-term employee without cause can result in a significant liability for an employer. Employers can reduce their liability by having a signed employment contract that limits the amount of notice, or pay in lieu, an employee is entitled to in the event of a termination without cause. However, a signed employment […]

Damages Arising From Future Loss of Income Determined on Gross,...

MacDonald v MacVicar, 2018 NSSC 272 provides judicial guidance on s. 113BA(1) of the Insurance Act, RSNS 1989, c 231 (“Act”), holding that future loss of income damages for plaintiffs injured in motor vehicle accidents should be calculated on a gross, rather than net basis. Background In MacDonald v MacVicar, 2018 NSSC 271, the court […]

New Shareholder Information Requirements for CBCA Companies

Corporations incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “CBCA”) are about to face a significant increase in the share ownership information that they are required to collect. Bill C-86, an implementation bill for the 2018 federal budget that includes the Federal government’s amendments to the CBCA, received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018. The […]

Facilitating Local Investment – New Brunswick’s Small Business Investor Tax...

Introduction New Brunswick’s Small Business Investor Tax Credit Act (the “Act”) was created to help New Brunswick businesses attract investors and encourage New Brunswick residents to invest in local businesses. Under the Act, the small business investor tax credit program (the “SBITC Program”) provides eligible investors a non-refundable provincial tax credit when they invest in […]