The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador recently released a decision regarding an employee’s post-employment obligations in relation to confidentiality and non-competition with respect to their former employer. The full decision, Safety First Contracting (1995) Ltd. v. Murphy, 2019 NLSC 47, can be found at the following link: https://www.canlii.org/en/nl/nlsc/doc/2019/2019nlsc47/2019nlsc47.html?autocompleteStr=safety%20first&autocompletePos=1 Overview Patrick Murphy (“Murphy”) was employed […]
The recent New Brunswick Court of Appeal decision, J. Clark & Son, Limited v. New Brunswick, 2019 NBCA 31 (“J. Clark & Son”) provides guidance on to whom the minimum wage applies and how it should be paid to employees who are paid a commission. The Court of Appeal decision was rendered on April 11, […]
“Everything to each other, and if we both go, to the kids”. Sound familiar? Estate planning is actually far more complicated than this. When preparing for your estate planning meeting with Cox & Palmer there are a number of things to consider. The checklist below will serve as a helpful tool. Estate Planning Preparation – […]
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 (“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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]