May 5, 2014

Advice to HR professionals on temporary foreign workers

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program continues to gain media attention, as the food service industry has now been suspended from using the program. A recent scandal, which arose out of complaints about the hiring practices of a McDonald’s franchisee, led Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney to call for an investigation into the way the Temporary Foreign Worker program is used by industries like food services.
April 28, 2014

MKS named winners in the 2014 Top Choice Awards

Vancouver immigration lawyers Maynard Kischer Stojicevic have been voted by clients, peers and colleagues as one of the top law firms in British Columbia with a spot on winner’s list of the Top Choice Awards. The Top Choice Awards surveys thousands of consumers throughout Canada and asks them to vote for businesses that best meet their service needs. With this latest distinction, MKS is, once again, being recognized as one of […]
April 28, 2014

MKS Lawyers make Lexpert’s top 500

MKS Immigration Law’s own Gordon Maynard and Alex Stojicevic have been recognized for their superior work in the field of immigration law with a spot on the latest Lexpert list of top 500 Canadian lawyers.
April 9, 2014

CBC asks Alex Stojicevic for his take on Foreign Worker Program abuses

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been in the media spotlight repeatedly over the past year, with the HD Mining story and, now, the McDonald’s scandal both making headlines on CBC news.
April 9, 2014

McDonald’s grilled over temporary foreign workers

A B.C. McDonald’s restaurant franchisee is under investigation after complaints about his foreign worker hiring policy, CBC news reports. According to CBC, concerns from employees like team leader Kalen Christ, during the news agency’s Go Public inquiries, led to the initial investigation and subsequent blacklisting of franchisee Glen Bishop from the temporary foreign workers program.
April 4, 2014

DUI and criminal inadmissibility to Canada

Rudolf Kischer spoke at a seminar hosted by Cascadia Cross — Border Law on the issue of DUI’s criminal inadmissibility for American citizens wanting to visit Canada. The event was held at the Silver Reef Hotel in Ferndale Washington on April 4, 2014. In attendance were approximately 70 lawyers mostly practicing in the immigration and criminal bars.  The course was valid for continuing legal education credits. A portion of all […]
March 28, 2014

Federal Government to introduce fines for employers abusing foreign-worker program

The federal government is set to introduce steep new fines for employers caught abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker program – the latest crackdown on a program critics have warned can undercut wages or cost Canadians their jobs. The authority to fine employers is expected to be included in a budget implementation act set to be tabled in Ottawa Friday, according to a source familiar with the change. The act is […]
March 27, 2014

Gordon Maynard talks boutique law with National Magazine

Recently, Canadian Bar Association National Magazine highlighted the growing Canadian trend of boutique law services, in an article titled Boutique Law Firms: the call to go small. Though boutique firms are nothing new, National remarks that recent economic downturns, globalization, and quickly-advancing technology have combined to give smaller firms an advantage amid a world of large-scale law offices. Low overhead, expertise and the ability to adapt are just a few of […]