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Mandatory Breach Notification Requirements Under PIPEDA

Alberta has had mandatory breach notification requirements for private organizations under its Personal Information Protection Act since...

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Cyber Insurance: A Need or A Want?

In recent years (and arguably even months), we have seen a rise in high profile data breaches and ransomware attaches - from the WannaCry...

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Pleased to be speaking at Cannabis at Work Conference, Monday October 2, Calgary

Has your approach to drugs and alcohol in the workplace “gone up in smoke” with medical, and soon to be legal, Cannabis? What will be the...

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Flooding in our own backyard

On August 28 and 29, 2017, Windsor, Tecumseh and parts of Essex County were hit with heavy rainfall and flooding.  Estimates coming...

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Building a case for "just cause".

Generally speaking, here’s your cheat sheet on building a case for just cause:

1) Has the Employee exhibited extremely serious intentional...

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Nominations for Alberta Business Hall of Fame

Nominations are now open for the Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta & NWT 2018 Alberta Business Hall of Fame! Do you know someone...

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FedEx Unit slashes profit following cyber attack

A FedEx Unit cut its profit by $300 million following an attack by the NotPetya virus.  This equates to a loss of $0.79 per share,...

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Will Robots Replace Lawyers and Judges?

Academics are exploring ways on how robotics and artificial intelligence may be able to replace lawyers and judges in the future to help...

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PLUS Presentation

Check out the post by Brownlee's Michael Thorne about David Pick's presentation to the Professional Liability Underwriting Society on...

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The Saga Continues: Air Canada Pilots to Return Before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

A recently released decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal indicates that the Tribunal will hear argument with respect to the...

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Mandatory Retirement a Dead Issue?

My colleague Jenelle Butler writes in the attached link about the long standing saga between Air Canada and its pilots on the issue of...

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Emerging Trends in Education Law

We are thrilled to be presenting our Emerging Trends in Education Law conference this November.  We have a great line-up of topics,...

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Lift Her Up Campaign Launch

Brownlee LLP is proud to sponsor the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters.  Join us at the #LiftHerUp launch to encourage women in...

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Taking Chronic Pain Seriously: Plaintiff Awarded Nearly $200,000 in Minor Parking Lot Accident:Stevenson v Thompson, 2017 ABQB 451

Written by Drew Wilson

In July 2017, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench awarded Margaret Stevenson nearly $200,000 for injuries she...

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Pause Before Hitting Record: Things Municipalities Should Consider Before Adopting Body-Worn Cameras

Body-worn cameras can provide an audio-visual record of events from a municipal enforcement officer’s point of view. These records can...

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Deal or No Deal?

While assisting employer clients with settlement negotiations on a conclusion of employment, I often advise not to simply agree to do a...

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Are you taking full advantage of your Wrongful Termination Insurance Coverage?

A quick, and very important, reminder from my colleague, Megan Van Huizen...

Many employers possess some form of wrongful dismissal insurance. However, to take advantage of this protection, it is often a...…

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HOW to change people's minds

The key is in the title: asking people HOW their position works, helps them realize that there may be gaps in this understanding and...

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Equifax faces securities fraud allegations

Since Equifax announced its enormous data breach, it has been hit with more than 30 lawsuits in the US.  Yesterday, it was served with...

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Massive Data Breach of Equifax

Equifax is one of the leading credit reporting agency and is often the first place one contacts when their personal information may be...

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Could Tiny Houses Be Coming to a Municipality Near You?

Tiny houses are definitely a trend that seem to keep getting bigger and bigger. Whether it is a new HGTV shows (such as "Tiny House, Big...

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Junior Achievement Leadership Breakfast

I am proud to be a member of the J.A. Advisory Council.  Join me at this inaugural complimentary breakfast event on November 2nd, which...

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Start Your Business On The Right Foot

If you are thinking of starting business activities or early in the process of running a business, some free advice from professionals...

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Unlimited Vacation - Employee Benefit or Burden?

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of unlimited vacation and how it may play out in a workplace.  Sounds like a great perk,...

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Election Time: Who's the Boss? Politician or Administration?

As referenced in the posting from our Kirsten Hayne, linked below, the municipal and school board elections are quickly approaching.  The...

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When justice is too expensive

Unfortunately, I have had to deliver the news that pursuing justice is just too expensive.  I've had to say it from my desk, but I...

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Rolling Out New Employment Contracts?

Planning on providing existing employees with new employment contracts or offer letters for the first time? If the new contracts or offer...

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Leadership-ese - just "Go for it"

As a lawyer, we often get clients asking us to translate "legalese" for them.  Leadership, however, does not require technical...

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Tax Change Consultation Period Ends October 2

The small business tax change consultation period end date is looming.  This issue invites all of us as Canadians to become informed and...

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Workplace Policy Overhauls

Labour and employment law in Canada is about to undergo some significant changes, perhaps some of the biggest we’ve seen in decades...

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Cannabis Legalization - The Impact on Municipalities

There's an argument to be made that the legalization of adult use cannabis will result in costs to municipalities. However, tax revenue...

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Scam easy to see after the fact

It was discovered last week that three staffers at MacEwan University paid fraudsters impersonating a supplier $11.8 million dollars over...

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