In This Issue - #183 May 30, 2014

  1. Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell - David Brown 
  2. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell - Jesse Bernhardt 
  3. The New “WESA” And The Curative Provisions – Be Careful What Texts You Send Or “Notes” You Write On Napkins! 
  4. Employee Notice Period Enforced 
  5. If You Use E-Mail, Your World Is About To Change! 
  6. New Anti-Spam Legislation – Implications For Employers 
  7. Sole Active Principals Must Register with WorksafeBC To Ensure Benefits If Injured 
  8. Determining Residency for Canadian Taxation Purposes 
  9. Caregiver’s Rights to Flexibility Succeed Second Challenge 
  10. Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference On Brain Injury To Offer Leading Information 
  11. Pushor Mitchell Seminars 
  12. In The Community – Pushor Mitchell Participates In Hockey Night In Canada’s Play On 
  13. Legal Lite - Ohio Court to Deadbeat Dad: No More Kids Until You Pay Up 

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1. Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell - David Brown

 Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome David Brown to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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2. Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell - Jesse Bernhardt

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Jesse Bernhardt to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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3. The New “WESA” And The Curative Provisions – Be Careful What Texts You Send Or “Notes” You Write On Napkins! - by Vanessa DeDominicis

The new Wills, Estates and Succession Act ("WESA") has given the Court a new power to “fix” or “correct” a problem where a Will does not comply with the formal rules of execution. In its broadest interpretation, the Court may consider almost any evidence of a person’s intention and give effect to it as though it is a person’s valid Will.

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4. Employee Notice Period Enforced - by Alfred Kempf*

 In a recent case involving Blackberry and one of its executive employees a court made a declaration that a relatively long notice period by an employee (six months) is valid and enforceable.

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5. If You Use E-Mail, Your World Is About To Change! - by Blair Forrest

 On July 1, 2014, most sections of Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) will come into effect.  Among other things, there are important new requirements for continuing to use e-mail and other electronic messages for “commercial” purposes.

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6. New Anti-Spam Legislation – Implications For Employers - by Greg Pratch

 There are lots of questions about the new Canadian anti-spam legislation (commonly referred to as “CASL”) which comes into force on July 1, 2014.

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7. Sole Active Principals Must Register with WorksafeBC To Ensure Benefits If Injured - by Wesley Forgione

If you are the sole active principal of an incorporated business, you are probably concerned with many issues, like profitability and paying taxes. An important issue you must also consider is how you will maintain your livelihood if you are injured on the job.

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8. Determining Residency for Canadian Taxation Purposes - by Thomas Fellhauer*

 For the purposes of determining tax liability, taxpayers are categorized into two groups: residents (of Canada) and non-residents (of Canada).  Generally, taxpayers who are Canadian residents are subject to tax on all worldwide income; however, taxpayers who are not Canadian residents are generally only subject to tax on income tied to Canadian sources.

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9. Caregiver’s Rights to Flexibility Succeed Second Challenge - by Alfred Kempf*

On February 17th, last year I wrote about a case (Johnstone v. Canada (A.G.)) in which a mother was awarded substantial damages because her employer did not accommodate her requests for flexible hours she said she required to care for her children.

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10. Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference On Brain Injury To Offer Leading Information

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to sponsor the 21st annual brain injury conference — the Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury on June 12 and 13, 2014 at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.

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11. Pushor Mitchell Seminars

Pushor Mitchell has available on request the following seminars which range in length from twenty to forty five minutes. For more information please view our seminar listings on our web site at  http://www.pushormitchell.com/seminars.

12. In The Community – Pushor Mitchell Participates In Hockey Night In Canada’s Play On

 Hockey Night in Canada's Play On is Canada's amazing 4 on 4 street hockey tournament.

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13. Legal Lite - Ohio Court to Deadbeat Dad: No More Kids Until You Pay Up

 I hereby sentence you to... contraception?

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