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At-a-Glance Issue 64: Facilitation Payments Now an Offence Under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

At-a-Glance is a monthly round-up of the latest news in employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, privacy, and other issues in executive risk.

This month's issue includes:


As of October 31, 2017, facilitation payments, colloquially referred to as “grease payments”, are no longer permitted under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

Back issues

Issue 63: Ontario Introduces New Administrative Monetary Penalties Under the Pension Benefits Act October 2017
Issue 62: Long awaited PIPEDA mandatory breach notification regulation released in draft form September 2017
Issue 61: Supreme Court of Canada confirms directors can be held personally liable for oppressive conduct August 2017
Issue 60: Canadian government suspends implementation of private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) July 2017
Issue 59: Converting an individual action to a class proceeding May 2017
Issue 58: Individual fined $15,000 for violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation April 2017
Issue 57: Settlement reached in Manulife class action February 2017
Issue 56: Oppression in the context of a closely held corporation January 2017
Issue 55: Not-for-profit organization improperly characterizes employees as independent contractors November 2016
Issue 54: Employees may be entitled to damages in lieu of bonus on termination October 2016
Issue 53: Employees may be entitled to damages in lieu of bonus on termination September 2016
Issue 52: Independent contractor class-action lawsuit is first of its kind in Canada August 2016
Issue 51: Cyber breach related derivative lawsuit against target board dismissed July 2016
Issue 50: Alberta regulator reminds directors and officers of statutory responsibilities when ceasing operations May 2016
Issue 49: SCC to hear appeal of corporate directors found liable in oppression remedy lawsuit April 2016
Issue 48: At-a-Glance Issue 48: Settlement reached in Baja mining class action March 2016
Issue 47: Agreement reached on draft text of new EU data privacy laws February 2016
Issue 46: Longest jail sentence to date for criminal negligence issued under Bill C-45 Criminal Code amendments January 2016
Issue 45: Ontario's Sexual Violence and Harassment Plan establishes new duties for employers November 2015
Issue 44: Yates memorandum could impact Canadian companies with ties to U.S. October 2015
Issue 43: New Québec Code of Civil Procedure introduces changes to the class-action regime September 2015
Issue 42: Ontario releases details about New Ontario Retirement Pension Plan August 2015