Feb. 2016 Newsletter / Online / Français

Privacy Legislation

How Privacy Legislation Affects Your Organization
By Sophie Deschênes-Hébert

Someone sends you an email requesting an estimate; an exchange of communications follows. Another person calls you and leaves a voicemail; you call her back and she becomes a client. You exchange business cards with a potential client at a networking event; you later email him about your organization’s activities. These are just a few examples of situations that are quite commonplace but which nonetheless raise privacy issues. Does your organization comply with applicable laws when it comes to managing the personal information that it holds? Are there rules to follow?

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Business Immigration

Immigration Canada: New Work Permit Categories Created
By Philippe-J. Rousseau

The two new categories cover the following situations: foreign nationals whose work is essential to television or film production and foreign nationals who work in the fields of dance, opera, orchestra and theatre.

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Shareholders's Agreement

Your Shareholders' Agreement and the Impact of Taxation
By Benoît Therrien

For many, a shareholders’ agreement is a necessary evil that will only be useful in the unlikely event of a major disagreement between shareholders. As a consequence, not enough effort is put in drafting the agreement, and shareholders are often caught off guard when an event occurs involving this document.

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary Trusts Lost Some of Their Shine on January 1, 2016
By Emilie Dion Roy

On January 1, 2016, several new rules applicable to trusts came into force. Can any of these new rules affect you?

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Groupine of Labour-related Organizations

Will the Grouping of Labour-Related Organizations Have an Impact on Employers and Workers?
By Odile Gaudreault Vézina

Bill 42, entitled An Act to group the Commission de l’équité salariale, the Commission des normes du travail and the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and to establish the Administrative Labour Tribunal, was adopted on June 12, 2015 and came into force on January 1, 2016. On that date, the structures provided by this law were implemented and included merging the Commission sur l’équité salariale, the Commission des normes du travail and the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail, which became a single administrative body named the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail.

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New Face

Legault Joly Thiffault LLB (LJT) is pleased to announce that Ms. Julie Abran-Côté has joined its business law team.

As part of her practice, she advises clients regarding business decisions of all kinds, including starting a business, selling or buying assets or shares, mergers, corporate reorganizations and negotiation of different business contracts.

Also, as a volunteer for Fondation Montréal inc., she advises and supports young Montreal entrepreneurs.

See her profile 

Beyong Practicing Law: Helping Homeless People

Pierre Éloi Talbot, partner and lawyer in our litigation team, dedicates precious time to give back to the community. Despite a busy schedule, at work and at home, Pierre-Éloi believes in homeless people’s reintegration through Le Sac-à-Dos organization. The firm supports his commitment and promotes different activities to raise funds and awareness for the cause.

Visit Le Sac-à-Dos organization's website and give to the cause! 


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