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  • Fraudsters Beware: Ontario Launches Serious Fraud Office

    Ontario has established a new agency to combat fraud. The Serious Fraud Office (the “SFO”), modelled on the UK’s anti-fraud agency of the same name, will place police investigators and fraud prosecutors under one umbrella to ensure the proper expertise and enforcement coordination is applied to cases of high-value fraud in Ontario. Ontario’s new SFO...

  • Johnson’s New Plan For Post-Brexit Immigration System

    In June, Theresa May resigned as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, saying it was in the “best interests of the country for a new prime minister” to lead Britain through the Brexit process. In July, Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party’s leadership and he became the Prime Minister of the UK on July 24, 2019....

  • What Does Brexit Mean For Employees?

    What are the people implications of Brexit under a no-deal scenario compared to what is likely to happen if a deal can be reached? Download our full analysis of the implications for employees, including the impact on the right to travel and work across the EU, employment rights and social security. In summary Little change...

  • A Closer Look At Ethnicity Pay Gaps–Spotlight On The UK And South Africa

    The recent attention to the gender pay gap has exposed the extent to which women are underrepresented in senior and highly paid roles, but there is similar cause for concern in many parts of the globe in relation to underrepresentation of certain ethnic groups. While this issue is more complex in many regards, there is...

  • UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement Vs. No-Deal Brexit: What Are The People Implications?

    The UK Cabinet and EU leaders have now approved a draft withdrawal agreement setting out the terms of UK withdrawal from the EU. With the agreement still to be approved by the European and UK parliaments, our London Employment & Compensation team recently released a report analyzing the potential people implications of a “deal” verse...

  • UK: New CEO Pay Ratio Reporting Requirements

    On June 11, the UK Government released a draft statutory instrument (The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018) and accompanying FAQs, which, subject only to Parliamentary approval, will require additional disclosures to be made in the Annual Reports of Listed PLCs* for financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2019. These changes will be implemented...

  • Corporate Compliance Takes a New Turn

    Discovering corporate criminal wrongdoing by employees or agents is a situation that employers hope to never encounter. However, if that time comes it is critical to be prepared. The Federal Government has tabled new legislation, Bill C-74, that will change the law on corporate criminal liability and provide a new tool for prosecutors. Bill C-74...

  • Spotlight On The Gender Pay Gap In The UK

    We placed a spotlight on the #genderpaygap in the #UK. Click HERE for our review of the new UK requirements after the first year of reporting.

  • B.C. Court finds Civil Fraud by Omission in Wang v Shao

    We previously reported in an article last August that Ontario Courts are increasingly finding civil fraud on the basis of material omissions, as in the United Kingdom. This trend has continued in a recent decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Wang v Shao, 2018 BCSC 377. The case involved the aborted sale...

  • New Episode: UK Employment Law Update

    In our latest podcast, Baker McKenzie partner Ben Ho introduces Monica Kurnatowska to talk about employment laws in the UK and give an overview of what changed in 2017 as well as what we can expect for the year ahead. Key Takeaways: Brexit – UK employment rights will generally be unaffected in the short term,...

  • UK Update: Increases To Statutory Payments For Time Off Work + More

    Our Baker McKenzie colleagues in our London office just shared their January 2018 Employment Law Update. Find it HERE. Highlights include: Increases to statutory payments for time off work Tribunal claims: volume of claims increasing following abolition of tribunal fees Brexit: proposed technical changes to employment laws published Gender pay gap reporting: pressure on employers increases...

  • Recent UK Decision Warrants Quick Review Of Company Non-Compete Restrictions

    A recent Court of Appeal decision in the UK (Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited) found that a post-termination non-compete restriction was unreasonably wide (and therefore unenforceable) on the basis that there was no carve out for shareholdings in the typically broad restriction which provided that the employee could not “directly or indirectly engage or be...

  • Brexit: How Might Employment Law Be Affected by the UK’s Decision to Exit the EU?

    This morning’s announcement that the British public have voted in favor of a so-called “Brexit,” has the potential to be one of the most significant events in recent British history. The precise implications of Brexit will depend upon exactly how the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be structured. We have put together an...

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