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Invoice > Handshake

Gone are the days when a handshake was enough to enforce deals between vendors and buyers. Well at least we hope those days are gone. If you’re still doing handshake deals, stop right now! You are a business owner, a potential titan of industry, so in the very least you better be using invoices.   

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Is it Archaic or Important ?

I was recently interviewed by the Lawyer’s Daily to comment on modernization in the BC Court System.  On the same day that was published, a client bemoaned the fact that the Rules of Civil Procure required original signed affidavits to file with the Ontario Court.  My initial thought is yes, electronic signatures are a good

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Did you hire an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Some employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. Now this misclassification can be the result of an innocent mistake, but it can (in the case of some sneaky business owners) be an intentional act meant to deny their employees protections under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“the ESA”). What do we say to these business

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Should that Doggy Be in the Window ?

Lately it seems that pets are everywhere.   As both a Business Lawyer and an individual with a severe animal allergy, I notice it more than the average person as if a pet is in a business, I cannot breathe in that business.    I like pets, I just like breathing more. If you’re considering starting a

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Privacy Matters – Do you know where your lawyers store YOUR data?

We all know about the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act, and the importance and maintaining an individual’s privacy.  But do you know the lengths that law firms in Ontario take to ensure we keep your information private? When a client retains a lawyer, that lawyer is required to obtain

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The Importance of Moving Your Case Forward in a Timely Manner

The Limitations Act allows you two years to sue a party for money you’re owed.  That doesn’t mean you should wait until the eve of the second year to commence a lawsuit. Why?  Well, memories fade, documents get lost, and witnesses disappear. It is difficult to prove a case if you can’t remember events, lose

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