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TD Bank and Sanctions Violations

by Michael Volkov on

Sanctions enforcement continues to be a significant risk. With the focus on unraveling elaborate corporate ownership schemes, the risk of conducting business with sanctioned individuals or entities is increasing....more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2017 - Anti-corruption

by Dentons on

Focus on the US - Anti-corruption enforcement in the United States has changed dramatically in the past year and its future remains unclear. What direction will Attorney General Jeff Sessions take the US Department of...more

Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017

by Dentons on

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1, 2014. Since then, all eyes have been on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for decisions concerning CASL violations. In the cases made...more

2016 Mid-Year Global Cartel Enforcement Report

by Morgan Lewis on

Cartel enforcement activity promises to remain busy In the coming months and into 2017 Cartel enforcement remains a priority for competition authorities around the world. Global cartel fines totaled more than $6...more

Is Your Organization Prepared for Ontario Bill 132?

by NAVEX Global on

On September 8, 2016, new legislation in Ontario will go into effect requiring employers to investigate incidents or complaints of harassment or sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers with employees in Ontario will...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for April 2016

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

U.S. DOJ Announces Pilot Project For Self-Reporting Foreign Corruption Violations—Will Canada Follow Suit?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On April 5, 2016, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division announced a one-year pilot project designed to “motivate companies to voluntarily self-disclose...more

Manufacturing Matters - Winter 2016

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Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. British manufacturers...more

Misleading information about WHMIS training requirements

by Dentons on

Work Safe Alberta has recently revised a Bulletin regarding some aggressive, high pressure sales tactics being used by some WHMIS training providers. The Bulletin serves as a reminder to Alberta employers that while WHMIS...more

How Canada’s leading the way to compliance with anti-corruption sticks and carrots

“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.” That’s me. I was debarred from being a U.S....more

Canada’s New Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and its Implications for Companies Subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On June 1, 2015, Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA” or “the Act”) came into force. Approved in December 2014, but not in force until this month, the Act requires companies in the extractive sector...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more

Issuers Apprehensive of OSC’s Proposed Whistleblower Program

The public comments on the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)’s proposed whistleblower program (Program) evidence considerable concern that the Program could undermine issuers’ internal reporting and compliance programs,...more

Whistleblowing: An Employer’s Guide To Global Compliance

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Foreword - A Summary Across Five Continents - Law and Sanctions - The Legislative Framework: Whistleblower Protections Across the Globe - Global Differences: The Cultural...more

Legislative Alert: Bill S-4, an Act to amend Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) passed...

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On June 18, 2015, Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act was passed by Canada’s House of Commons vote. Bill S-4 was previously passed by Canada’s Senate. The Digital Privacy Act includes important amendments to the Personal...more

Shining a Light on Payments to Governments: The Current State of “Publish What You Pay” Rulemaking Around the World

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Over the last few years, a number of key jurisdictions have adopted regulations requiring companies engaged in natural resource extraction activities to disclose the payments they make to governments and state-owned...more

Quebec Investigating Employers for Pay Equity Obligations

by DLA Piper on

A recent notice in the Journal du Barreau advised that Quebec’s Pay Equity Commission is currently investigating employers who were required to complete their pay equity exercise by December 31, 2010 but have not done so yet....more

Anti-Bribery Compliance in Canada: An Interview with Kristine Robidoux

Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowlings, for a view of anti-bribery and compliance issues from Canada. RB: Hello Kristine, thank you for joining me in today’s interview, as we try to share some of the...more

Year in Review: Legislation and Guidance for Financial Institutions in 2014

2014 was a year replete with new legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting federally regulated financial institutions. The key initiatives introduced or implemented in 2014 are outlined in our annual year in review....more

New Ontario Safety Blitz Targets Large Number of Industrial Workplaces

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour will conduct a safety blitz of industrial workplaces from November 3rd to December 14th, 2014. Although the MOL’s bulletin regarding this blitz does not say it, employers should ensure...more

Owner/developer was not responsible for civil damages sustained in a workplace incident 20 years ago

by Dentons on

Over 20 years after a workplace incident that seriously injured a worker, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed the worker’s civil action against a developer. The worker had been working on a rooftop of a...more

MOL safety blitz results show many new businesses non-compliant with basic requirements

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The results of a recent Ontario Ministry of Labour safety blitz shows many new small businesses violate basic legal requirements such as posting a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. And non-compliant employers...more

Top Ten Tips for the Workplace

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Every now and then, it’s worth it for even the most seasoned HR professional to receive a reminder about best practices in the workplace. Ensuring compliance with our Top Ten Tips list below, will help to keep your workplace...more

New Canadian Anti-Spam Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued new Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which will come into force in stages beginning July 1,...more

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