Labour law

Flexible, more accessible EI system to help support Canadians through the next phase of the recovery

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:36pm

As we transition from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Government is continuing to support Canadians through a flexible and more accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.

Key Points: 
  • As we transition from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Government is continuing to support Canadians through a flexible and more accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  • Canadians claiming EI benefits for job loss would be eligible for at least 26 weeks.
  • These rules allow claimants to keep receiving part of their EI benefits and all their earnings from work.
  • The EI system will become the sole delivery mechanism for employment benefits, including for Canadians who did not qualify for EI before the pandemic.

GOLAR DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 In Golar To Contact The Firm

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:55pm

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

Key Points: 
  • You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.
  • Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a lead plaintiff or not.
  • Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Golars conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.
  • The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP (www.faruqilaw.com).

Caldas Gold Announces Grant of Stock Options

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00pm

Each stock option is exercisable at $2.73 per common share until September 17, 2022 with the stock options vesting on March 17, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Each stock option is exercisable at $2.73 per common share until September 17, 2022 with the stock options vesting on March 17, 2021.
  • The closing price of the Companys common shares on September 22, 2020, the date prior to the grant of the stock options, was $2.73 per share.
  • Caldas Gold is a Canadian junior mining company currently advancing a major expansion and modernization of its underground mining operations at its Marmato Project in the Department of Caldas, Colombia.
  • Caldas Gold also owns 100% of the Juby Project, an advanced exploration-stage gold project located within the Shining Tree area in the southern part of the Abitibi greenstone belt about 100 km south-southeast of the Timmins gold camp.

Liberty Mutual Insurance makes Leading Employee Assistance Program available to its mid-size Construction Commercial Insurance Policyholders

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:04pm

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --To help mid-size construction companies drive business performance and lower the total cost of risk, Liberty Mutual Insurance has collaborated with Magellan Healthcare to provide a leading Employee Assistance Program (EAP) solution.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --To help mid-size construction companies drive business performance and lower the total cost of risk, Liberty Mutual Insurance has collaborated with Magellan Healthcare to provide a leading Employee Assistance Program (EAP) solution.
  • "Providing access to a leading EAP is a natural extension of our holistic and empathetic approach to workers compensation," said Liberty Mutual's Distribution Construction Executive Ben Beauvais.
  • However, as Liberty Mutual's Northeast Division Underwriting Manager for Construction Ryan Powers explained, the cost of EAPs can be a barrier.
  • Liberty Mutual expects to expand the program to workers compensation policyholders in other industries.

Komet Announces Grant of 2,400,000 Options

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Komet Resources Inc. (Komet or the Corporation) (TSX-V: KMT) is pleased to announce that it has granted options (Options) under the Corporations Stock Option Plan.

Key Points: 
  • MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Komet Resources Inc. (Komet or the Corporation) (TSX-V: KMT) is pleased to announce that it has granted options (Options) under the Corporations Stock Option Plan.
  • The Options will vest in equal quarters on each anniversary of this grant in the first four years and are exercisable at any time following vesting for a five-year period expiring on September 22, 2025.
  • As of today, a total of 3,600,000 Options have been granted pursuant to the Corporations Stock Option Plan, representing 3.8% of issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation.
  • Komet is a Montreal-based mineral exploration corporation listed on the TSX-V under symbol KMT and was previously active in gold exploration and mining in West Africa.

Wolters Kluwer Launches New Resource Toolkit to Navigate Employee Leave Laws

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:27pm

The Employee Leave Toolkit is the latest labor and employment law enhancement available on Cheetah, Wolters Kluwer's acclaimed legal research platform.

Key Points: 
  • The Employee Leave Toolkit is the latest labor and employment law enhancement available on Cheetah, Wolters Kluwer's acclaimed legal research platform.
  • In addition to myriad state and federal statutes and regulations already surrounding employee leave, recent pandemic-related federal laws have only compounded the complexity involved in the proper administration of employee leave.
  • The Employee Leave Toolkit provides a go-to solution to help professionals and the organizations they advise understand and effectively manage employee leave issues.
  • The Employee Leave Toolkit includes:
    State and Federal Employee Leave Compare Smart Chart;
    Family and Medical Leave Guide Treatise;
    Employee Leave Tracker News Feed;
    FMLA-ADA Leave Advisor Decision Tree Practice Tool;
    Terminating an Employee During FMLA Leave SmartTask; and
    Family and Medical Leave Training for Managers and Supervisors Training Kit.

HAGENS BERMAN, NATIONAL TRIAL ATTORNEYS, Reminds OneSpan (OSPN) Investors of Securities Fraud Class Action and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm Now

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:02pm

Were focused on investors losses and proving OneSpan intentionally cooked its books, said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.

Key Points: 
  • Were focused on investors losses and proving OneSpan intentionally cooked its books, said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.
  • If you are a OneSpan investor, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman .
  • Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding OneSpan should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program.
  • Hagens Berman is a national law firm with nine offices in eight cities around the country and eighty attorneys.

AMERISAFE Announces 2020 Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:00pm

Live via phone by dialing 323-794-2423, Conference Code 2623310

Key Points: 
  • Live via phone by dialing 323-794-2423, Conference Code 2623310
    An archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 60 days in the Investors section of the Companys website.
  • AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, and agriculture.
  • AMERISAFE actively markets workers compensation insurance in 27 states.

Employment Insurance Changes Welcome, but Must Be Made Permanent – Steelworkers

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 3:41pm

The United Steelworkers (USW), representing more than 14,000 workers in the forestry sector, are welcoming recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that will make it easier for workers to access benefits at least in the short term.

Key Points: 
  • The United Steelworkers (USW), representing more than 14,000 workers in the forestry sector, are welcoming recent changes to Employment Insurance (EI) that will make it easier for workers to access benefits at least in the short term.
  • These are all one-time or temporary access changes to the Employment Insurance Act, said Bromley.
  • We believe they must become permanent in order to respond to our industry and to the increasingly uncertain future of employment security in 21st century Canada.
  • EI rules that do not do so on a permanent basis are not worth the paper they are written on.

October 1 minimum wage adjustment falls short of what it should have been had Premier Ford not cancelled $15. Essential workers say: “Compliments don't pay the rent.”

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Instead, after Doug Fords 34-month freeze, Ontarios minimum wage will still fall below Statistics Canadas low-income measure of poverty.

Key Points: 
  • Instead, after Doug Fords 34-month freeze, Ontarios minimum wage will still fall below Statistics Canadas low-income measure of poverty.
  • "Had Ford not cancelled the $15 minimum wage, which was previously scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2019, Ontarios minimum wage would have been $15.65 on October 1, said Pam Frache, Coordinator of the Fight for $15 & Fairness.
  • In effect, Premier Doug Ford cut the hourly wages of essential workers by $1.40/hr, said Frache.
  • By contrast, the proportion of workers paid the minimum wage at small businesses decreased over the same period.