Monthly Archives: June 2013

Joshua Atlas and Stuart Sakwa author article for Construction Today blog

Arnstein & Lehr

Joshua Atlas

Arnstein & Lehr

Arnstein & Lehr West Palm Beach Partners Joshua M. Atlas and Stuart H. Sakwa recently authored a blog post for the Construction Today Blog titled “New Law Permits Contractual limitations of Personal Liability for Florida Designers.” The post discusses a new Florida law which allows architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, surveyors and geologists to contractually limit their personal liability for negligence claims arising from professional services contracts. The new law, which amends several existing statutes, takes effect July 1.

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Revenue Measures 2013/2014

In the Budget Communication presented to the House of Assembly by the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on Wednesday 29th May 2013, revenue measures for the fiscal year 2013/2014 effective July 1, 2013 were indicated as follows:  More…

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Case Update

The BC Court of Appeal recently released decisions in two cases that were the subject of previous Work Place Post articles.

In the September 2012 issue, we discussed the Allen v. Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. decision. In that case, Ainsworth Lumber advised the employee that he would be terminated in 15 months. The employee was not required to report to work during that 15 month period, but was paid his full salary and benefits. At trial, the BC Supreme Court held that putting the employee on a “garden leave” constituted a wrongful dismissal and awarded the employee 15 months “pay in lieu”.

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Violating Employer’s Trust – Grounds for "With Cause" Termination

By Allyson Baker

Dismissing an employee without notice on the basis of “cause” can only be justified by misconduct of the most serious kind and it is often difficult for employers to successfully argue a “with cause” termination. The recent BC Supreme Court decision of Steel v. Coast Capital Savings Credit Union indicates that violation of trust placed by an employer on an employee may be sufficient to justify a “with cause” termination. The termination in this case arose from an employee’s unauthorized access of a document held in the personal folder of another employee, which was located on the employer’s computer network.

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Crown Corporation Collective Bargaining and Bill C-60

By Heather Hettiarachchi

On April 29th of this year, the federal government introduced Bill C-60. Division 17 of Bill C-60 makes amendments to the Financial Administration Act and will affect the way in which Crown Corporations engage in collective bargaining.

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Native Advertising Isn’t New, but Considerations for Advertisers Are Just Heating Up

A phenomenon that has been present as a form of advertising for many years is now blossoming in digital media and the subject of much discussion in the industry:  native advertising.  Native advertising is content that promotes a brand or product in the native format of the website, publication, or platform in which it is presented.  Native advertising looks different for each medium – for instance, a Sponsored Story on Facebook, Featured Partner content on BuzzFeed, a branded or promoted playlist on Spotify, or a traditional advertorial page in a magazine are all types of native advertising.

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Lucya Kowalewski joins Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to welcome Lucya Kowalewski as an associate in our firm’s Business Litigation Group. Lucya articled and practiced law at Kaufman Laramee LLP in Quebec in the areas of banking, restructuring credit facilities and recoveries, as well as acting for major landlords. In addition to English, she is fluent in French and Polish. Lucya was called to the Bar of Quebec in 2006 and the Bar of British Columbia in 2013.

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EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use Stage 1 Updated

CMS has recently published a tip sheet consolidating for eligible professionals and hospitals the revisions made to the Stage 1 meaningful use measures that are effective in 2013.  These changes modify the following meaningful use objectives: Public Health Reporting Objectives Electronic Exchange of Key Clinical Information Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Record and Chart Changes […]

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Law Firm Websites – Best Practices

One of the ILN’s member firms, Fogler Rubinoff, recently launched a new website, focused on responsive design and definitely very cutting edge for the legal profession. We invited Michael Slan to present on the site during our 2013 Annual Meeting, and Michael had some great best practices for law firms on redesigning their websites, which I’d like to share. 

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE successfully represented GFC Good Finance Company AS before the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority in proceedings regarding application for a payment institution activity license

On 5 June 2013, the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority made a resolution to grant a payment institution activity license to GFC Good Finance Company AS.

GFC Good Finance Company AS is the ninth company acting in Estonia on the basis of a payment institution license and is able to render the following payment services: i) services which enable to make cash payments to payment accounts; ii) services which enable to withdraw cash from payment accounts; iii) execution of payment transactions, including transfer of funds to a payment account opened with a payment service provider; iv) execution of payment transactions if the funds have been granted as a loan to the client of the payment institution; v) money remittance.

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