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6 Things You Must Know About Your Trade-Mark: Part 1

You’ve joined the big leagues. Alongside Coke, Honda and Microsoft rests your brand new trade-mark. Sure, it will take a few years…

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Business And Piracy Lessons From The 18th Century

Eli Whitney is a name that most of us remember from elementary school as the inventor of the cotton gin. The gin…

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Directors’ Liability in Saskatchewan Non-Profit Corporations

Non-profit corporations range from neighbourhood community associations operating on a shoestring to agricultural societies with million-dollar budgets. Before amendments to the law…

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Rules Of The Firing Line

Hiring a new employee is an exciting time. Terminating employment is not so pleasant or easy. Personal considerations aside, there are certain…

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The Business Life Cycle of a Professional

After all those years of school, you’ve finally got your degree. Now what? It’s time to set the foundation for your working…

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Flow-Through Shares as a Tax Planning Tool

Note: The rules and law may have changed since this article was first published. It is provided for archival purposes but you…

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Stopping Other Businesses From Hiring Your Know-How

You have undoubtedly heard of cases where a successful employee was wooed to “greener pastures”, and the employee’s know-how, charisma and ambition…

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Asking For Social Media Passwords From Employees

A number of news stories have reported employers asking for Facebook passwords from job applicants. Is this legal in Canada? In a…

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The Social Employee

The hazards arising from an employee’s use of social media include many of the same issues that existed pre-internet. The difference is…

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Confidential Information: Balancing Employer and Employee Rights

Canada is a land of opportunity. We believe that an individual should be free to pursue any job, profession, trade or calling.…

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Departing Employees’ Rights and Obligations

Almost every employer and business owner was once an employee. For some, the transition was abrupt or involuntary. Others planned the exit…

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Non-competition Agreements

How would your business fare if one of your key employees left and set up shop across the street? How much would…

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