Lang Michener InBrief Fall 2008


In This Issue

LAW NOTES highlight a number of current

issues: In the employment context, failure to

acknowledge one’s mistakes is discussed as

grounds for dismissal, and two other NOTES

look at the likely rise in the cost of doing business,

one resulting from a new statutory holiday

and the other from judicializing the

human rights complaint system. Our tax

experts discuss new options for independent

contractors, and there is a NOTE about

cross-border whistleblower protection; a

commentary NOTE by François Tougas on

abolishing the rail monopoly in Canada, and

another about controversial proposed

changes to Canada’s copyright law.

There are full-length articles on a wide

range of business topics including identity

theft and technology, security in electronic

records, and as it relates to the workplace,

articles on reasonable notice, the obligation

to mitigate and a different perspective on the

Keays case.

There are also alerts for directors and officers

and an article about corporations now

being prosecuted under the Criminal Code.

In separate articles, Canadian antitrust class

actions and patent law are discussed and

compared to that in the U.S.

Brief Life Bites may provide a smile, and

in the hard copy, your Letters and Comments,

and a little bit about us.

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