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The Mediation Option

Conflict arises in business settings as much as any other. Litigation is often the chosen course of action, and even contractual arbitration might be an option. However, it is important to remember that mediation is not just for divorce. It has proven more and more to be the best dispute resolution for many disputes. Perhaps […]

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The basics of a Construction Lien

As most every contractor will be aware of, but not enough homeowners and tenants will know, when a contractor makes improvements to a property they may be entitled to a “lien” on that property, effectively giving a contractor a security interest in the property as a sort of collateral. While the lien technically exists once […]

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Important considerations for your construction contracts

It may seem like you have well-laid plans for your construction project but contractor estimates may need detailed consideration. At first glance, such agreements may seem comprehensive – addressing all major issues from pricing to fulfilment. But what does the fine print say? In the event of an unforeseen issue or change, are your best […]

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Starting Up is only the beginning of your business’s legal needs

Your business is registered, its structure defined, with important standard agreements in place to protect it in its relationships. It might seem like the hard part is over, but its only the beginning. You will still need to ensure that your business continuously complies with Ontario’s changing laws over the course of its operation, most […]

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Taking care to avoid discrimination in the hiring process

Finding quality candidates for a position in your company can be a daunting task, but these days, getting started with it has been simplified with the ability to simply post an ad online. There are many websites designed specifically for job advertisements. You will likely end up with a pile of candidates to narrow down […]

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Practical ways to limit business liability and risk

When people think of risk management for businesses, they often think of insurance. Indeed, there are quite a few types of insurance you may wish to consider in order to protect your business from losses: General and professional liability Commercial property Commercial auto Business interruption Officers and directors Cyber/data breach Product liability Workers’ compensation Business […]

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Workplace policies to address bullying and toxic work environments

Harassment and discrimination can occur in any workplace. Employers ought to be aware of these behaviours and take preventative or ameliorative to protect the well-being of their employees. Your typical bullying behaviour may not be considered discrimination or even harassment but can be just as problematic. What most of us simply label as “bullying” can […]

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3 essential legal protections for your business

Starting your own business can be an exciting time. Be it because you’ve worked up the courage to quit a corporate job and delve into your passion full-time, or because you see a business opportunity in a community’s unmet need, you’ll likely be eager to hit the ground running. While enthusiasm will certainly be a […]

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Your intellectual property is at risk without protection

Protecting your business may seem more complicated these days than it was for past generations. It was not long ago when a business owner could lock the front door of their building and feel confident that the business was safe from thieves. In modern businesses, however, there are more factors to consider than just tangible […]

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How to avoid contract disputes

No matter the size of your company, contracts will be a crucial aspect of your business. You will need them to get started, and you will need them to grow. You may need contracts with vendors, employees and clients in the course of operations. It is essential that these contracts be legally binding and advantageous […]

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