Regulatory Compliance

As business and life, and the business of living become increasingly complex, society is developing more and more rules to guide people and businesses in confidently and lawfully conducting their daily activities. Mr. George has successfully advised and acted for clients in regulatory compliance matters before the New York Environmental Control Board in the Borough of Queens, New York, and before the Zoning and Planning Board in the City of Englewood, New Jersey. In addition, Mr. George has researched and drafted settlements in a number of regulatory enforcement actions, and he was at one time, a member of a group of New Jersey lawyers that negotiated real-time amendments to novel regulatory legislation while it was in active consideration and debate by New Jersey State legislators.

 

In Canada, Mr. George has further counseled his clients on regulatory compliance involving, inter alia:

  • Amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada introducing potential, direct criminal liability for organizations and their officers in Bill C-45 of 2003 (Statutes of Canada of 2003, Ch. 21);
  • Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 (Statutes of Ontario 2011, Ch. 11);
  • Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and the amendments of Bill 168 with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace (Statutes of Ontario 2009, Ch. 23);
  • Ontario's Services and Supports to Promote the Social inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act (Statutes of Ontario 2008, Ch. 14);
  • Ontario's Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (Statutes of Ontario 2006, Ch. 4);
  • Ontario's Home Care and Community Services Act (Statutes of Ontario 1994, Ch. 26); and Related Ontario Regulations.

Mr. George is, or has been, a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law, and its Government and Public Sector Lawyers' Division.