Philippe Richer, Author at TLR Law

Author: Philippe Richer

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Every business, including small ones, can end up at trial

Everyone knows that lawsuits are expensive. I’ve written about the costs of lawsuits here. When I meet clients, we often discuss in general terms the costs related to lawsuits and the importance of planning properly to avoid them. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, […]

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

How I ended up in law. I was asked to write about my decision to become a lawyer by Israel, one of our team members, responsible for client services and marketing. She thought my life story was interesting and those of you who choose to […]

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Wages in lieu of notice continues to be one of the most misunderstood areas of business law. Just last week, a business sale failed because of this issue. I wrote an article on the importance of signing contracts with employees before. In essence, unless otherwise […]

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

What do you do when your new car turns out to be a lemon?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new vehicle. She had to return her new car a number of times as the starter and battery kept failing (I believe the dealer replaced the battery twice and the starter three times). She started to worry that […]

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

I briefly wrote about elder abuse in the past here, in the context of someone loosing his or her legal capacity. I’ve also discussed the issues around financial abuse here. However, elder abuse is not restricted to seniors who have already lost capacity. Seniors can […]

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

In a previous article, I wrote about the dangers of commingling business and personal assets. Commingling business and personal assets is simply a nice way of saying, “tax evasion”. In my previous article, I highlighted the Alberta court’s conclusions that the owners of Alberta Hot […]

Legal problems when making a last will and testament.

Legal problems when making a last will and testament.

A will is a crucial document. It establishes the testator’s wishes (the person making the will) when he or she dies. When we assist clients in preparing their will, we must watch for certain things. First, a person must have the legal capacity to prepare […]

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

I receive requests from organizations from time to time to present to a group of business owners and/or managers. I typically cover the topics found in this blog, such as the importance of employment contracts,the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) , or small business taxation. While […]

Privacy: Do you have a right to be “forgotten”?

Privacy: Do you have a right to be “forgotten”?

Someone in Vietnam recently hacked my son’s Facebook page and took over his profile. For the past month, he has tried to have Facebook intervene and return his access to his own profile. Unfortunately, he is making very little progress. Needless to say, he is […]

Cannabis at work: What can employers do?

Cannabis at work: What can employers do?

By now, you are probably tired of hearing and reading about cannabis, or cannabis at work. I don’t blame you. I’m tired of it too. Enough already. Let’s move on to other things… However, despite its presence in the news, the legalization of cannabis will […]