January 29, 2018
On October 13th, 2017, the BC Ministry of Environment launched “world leading” new spill preparedness, response and recovery requirements to address public concerns regarding the impact of spills of regulated substances on the environment and the general public.
ICBC welcomes and plans to work with its insureds in the event of a spill.
Below are amendments to the Environmental Management Act:
1. Environmental Management Act...
January 19, 2018
Many regions in Canada have experienced a surge in cargo theft for 2017. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, there were calculated losses of $181 million in stolen cargo and equipment between 2014 and 2017. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, over $20 million in stolen cargo and equipment was reported; keeping in mind that there are many other thefts that go unreported so this total could actually be much higher.
Top Target Products...
September 27, 2016
To maintain effective risk management, directors and officers of regulated businesses and advisors must keep up with the evolving regulatory and other policy priorities.
In Canada, there are four federal statutes that regulate the financial sector; the Bank Act, Insurance Companies Act, Trust and Loan Companies Act, and the Cooperative Credit Associations Act. These Acts have sunset provisions that effectively force the government to review...
July 12, 2016
There have been dramatic changes in the legal industry over the past decade, due to a shifting economy and an explosion of new technology. Most of these trends help law firms and organizations become more efficient, product, and competitive in a global market. Other trends result from changing demographics, attitudes and work styles.
Here are 10 new trends that are transforming the legal industry in 2016:
Recent amendments to the...
April 22, 2016
Lawyers often share office space with other lawyers with no intent to form a partnership in order to save money on office expenses. Unfortunately, not all formal papers are required to form a partnership and lawyers sharing office space are at great risk for shared liabilities and malpractice claims.
Generally you want you avoid being in an apparent partnership. Under the general law of a partnership, if your ‘partner’ incurs a debt...
March 10, 2016
Wage and hour lawsuits are being filed against employers at a record rate. Aggressive plaintiff attorneys use class- and collective-action procedures to pursue hundreds maybe even thousands of current and former employee claims cases. Since wage and hour issues can affect any company or organization, all industries are at risk.
Most wage and hour claims allege the employer:
Failing to pay employees for off the clock work
Failing to pay...