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Tracking beneficial owners

New record-keeping requirements In case you missed it, you may be surprised to find out that the Canada Business Corporation Act (the “CBCA”) has recently been amended on a couple of occasions to introduce new record-keeping…

Contracts and Covid-19

Understand obligations during pandemic disruption As Covid-19 continues its rapid spread throughout the globe, it brings with it unprecedented disruption to every aspect of our lives, both personal and business. While our health,…

Blood from a stone

Three ways the law helps with collection The last thing a creditor would want, after spending significant time and money in suing a debtor, is a “paper judgment” worth no more than the paper it is printed on. The term is often used to…

Liability clauses

Understand risks and benefits Businesses routinely use or, knowingly or unknowingly, sign contracts that contain some form of an exclusion or limitation of liability clause. While such clauses vary considerably in size and scope, for…

Social media

A new workplace policy to enforce Joe Figliomeni Social media has had a profound impact on our lives and that impact has extended beyond our personal lives and into the workplace. Just a few years ago, social media

Secret recordings

Proactive workplace policies make sense Joe Figliomeni The proliferation of mobile devices and related technologies has made it easier and more common for people to surreptitiously record private conversations. Even

Your will(s)

When and why to have more than one Sabrina Gismondi In some Canadian jurisdictions, a person can have more than one will. The main reason for using multiple wills is to save probate tax. Assume an individual,

Employee resignations

Not all legal obligations are on employers A resignation can be emotionally charged, so it helps to be reminded of the consequences of saying or hearing the words “I quit.” Contrary to popular belief, there is no law that stipulates…

It gets personal

Duties and liabilities of directors and officers It is a common misconception that if you are a director or officer of a private corporation you cannot be held personally liable for acting as such; after all, a corporation was…

Workplace investigations

More common, and must be done right Investigations into claims of employee misconduct were once reserved for the most serious and complicated allegations of wrongdoing involving a company’s senior-level employees. However, workplace…

Digital assets

Don’t ignore this component We draft wills and name executors to carry out our wishes for our assets when we die. Digital assets are becoming ever more present in our lives but are often overlooked in estate planning. Take a moment…

Construction liens

A remedy tough as nails Construction liens offer security to anyone providing labour and materials that enhance the value of land and property. Practically speaking, registering a lien on title to a property will prevent the owner of…

It’s never too early to incorporate

By Munish Mehta It is no secret that Canadians have been caught up in the start-up culture that has emerged across various industries. According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s small business statistics, there…

Small claims court

Going to court can be expensive. However, in some circumstances, a lower-cost option is available. The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that is designed to be a people’s court and a “court of…