Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees

Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees Recently a good friend of the firm, Sabaa Quao, President and Founder of /newsrooms,  tweeted us a great question: https://twitter.com/xsabaa/status/723615702628728832 Thanks for the question, Sabaa! Non-competition clauses can arise in a number of different contexts and whether the clause is enforceable often depends in part upon the context in which [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:39:48-07:00April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorised|

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Sometimes the misconduct, incompetence, or disobedience of an employee entitles an employer to fire the [...]

By |2016-01-04T11:17:05-07:00January 4th, 2016|Employment Law, Uncategorised|

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect and it cast a [...]

By |2015-12-30T15:07:04-07:00December 30th, 2015|Uncategorised|

Canada PIPEDA Principle 7 Safeguarding Personal Information

Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act sets out 10 Principles governing the collection, use, safeguarding and disclosure of personal information. Its the CIO's and CTO's of our clients who usually motivate conversations around data protection. The concern about properly handling personal information should be an organization wide concern and that culture should be [...]

By |2015-11-13T02:08:03-07:00November 13th, 2015|Uncategorised|

BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Technical Safeguard Standards

BC's Personal Information Protection Act only makes general reference to technical safeguard standards for the proper storage and securing of personal data. Here is a great guide to PIPA prepared by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC, explaining obligations in plain terms and providing best-practices: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/guidance-documents/1438 Of note is how broad [...]

By |2015-11-13T01:48:57-07:00November 13th, 2015|Uncategorised|

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid Decision of the ECJ On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released their decision in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, rendering the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision invalid. The Safe Harbor framework allowed US companies to receive personal [...]

By |2015-10-26T14:08:18-07:00October 26th, 2015|Technology Law, Uncategorised|

OPEN HOUSE @ SEGEV LLP – Saturday, Sept. 26, 3-pm

As part of Vancouver Startup Week 2015 (#VSW2015), Segev LLP is hosting an open house at our office in Gastown! You are invited to: Segev LLP's Nerf Gun Boot Camp Leave the seminars, Q&A's and pitch events behind. It's time to have some fun. We're turning Segev LLP into a nerf gun boot camp with target [...]

By |2018-05-07T09:56:46-07:00September 16th, 2015|Uncategorised|

Facebook Contracts Out of BC Privacy Laws

Facebook Contracts Out of BC Privacy Laws   British Columbia’s highest court has blocked a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook Inc. from proceeding because its Terms of Use forbid users from resolving any claim, action or other dispute outside Santa Clara County, California. Even though Facebook users in B.C. expect B.C.’s privacy laws to [...]

By |2015-09-04T15:23:05-07:00September 4th, 2015|Commercial Law, Uncategorised|