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Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

First, a caveat. I don’t practice in the specific area of labour law. However, I represent many businesses and employment issues are usually the single largest area of potential liability. As a business lawyer, I think its important to understand all of the (legal) factors […]

Legal traps in changing real estate markets

Legal traps in changing real estate markets

We sign or enter into contracts regularly. We all have cell phone contracts, and while many don’t sign one, all employees have an employment contract with their employer. However, we don’t really experience these contracts in a legal way. We sign the papers (for the […]

Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

As previously discussed in the articles on our site, employers have significant obligations to their employees and can be held liable if they do not respect them. However, a review of ongoing cases before the courts demonstrates that employers just don’t seem to get it. […]

Buying a business and employee rights

Buying a business and employee rights

Buying a business can be an exciting and stressful experience. First new owners must dig deep into their savings and-or remortgage their home. Then, when they take over the business, they face a steep learning curve. New owners step into the shoes of the selling […]

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement In my last article about the viability of partnership, I wrote about the difficulties of managing partnerships. In this article, I will focus more on the legal aspect and how agreements between partners (and shareholders) can help […]

The Cost of Lawsuits

The Cost of Lawsuits

Lawsuits – Avoid, if possible Over the last year, I have written on several topics for the benefit of business owners and managers.  The topics varied from employment law, government regulation in the form of CASL and privacy, and contract law. My goal is to […]

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

  Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette Nothing is worse for business or moral than a toxic employee.  One person can make life miserable for the entire staff.  Supervisors or managers spend an inordinate amount of time managing the problems created by that one person.  The economic […]

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract consequences

Breach of Contract We have all entered into a contract at one point or another in our lives.  Whether it be for a cell phone package, or to buy a new house.  Well over 99.99% of these contracts are respected and life runs fairly smoothly […]

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

Commercial lease: 8 must know provisions

  Unless you own the building where you operate your business, you probably think about your commercial lease fairly regularly.  Do you have enough room to grow? Are you in the best location?  What are your options when your lease is up? Few of us, however […]

Biggest Employer Mistake – No written Employment Agreement

Biggest Employer Mistake – No written Employment Agreement

Updated 16 October, 2018 The most common mistake SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) make is to hire employees without signing a written employment contract. Why? Because without a written employment contract, courts will impose obligations you would not have considered taking. Now, before I explain […]