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Under PIPEDA, “lawful authority” arises as a preliminary matter when an organization is approached for a request for personal information by a “government institution or part thereof”. While a “clarification” of “lawful authority” is one of the proposed amendments to PIPEDA,...
Nearly 2 weeks ago it was reported that two divers were left behind by a charter dive boat off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida. Fortunately, they were rescued three miles off shore by a passing yacht after several hours at sea. Neither diver knew each other and had gone on the dive trip without...
Today the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a highly anticipated case on Canada's freedom of religion and speech laws. The case involves Bill Whatcott and his passionate, public promotion of anti-gay and anti-abortion views, all in the name of his religion. Kirk Makin provides...
Canadian courts are increasingly taking up the subject of privacy and two judicial decisions issued this year in Alberta, Canada’s Wild Rose Country, do make you wonder how privacy law will evolve in this country. The first case involves, of all things, license plates. When a person –...
Texas Court Holds "Service Bartenders" May Be Eligible To Participate In A Mandatory Tip Pool Under FLSA
The FLSA and state law often both regulate the distribution of tips. See here. Under the FLSA, an employer can require all “customarily tipped employees” to pool tips generally or require a specific “customarily tipped employee” to share tips with another...