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Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice

Canada - June 13 2017 The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent

Forming your Start-Up: Options for Business Entities in Canada

Canada - June 13 2017 There are a variety of business organizations that can be used to operate your tech start-up in Canada. Although many businesses are operated through

Internal Technology Transfer Gone Wrong: Composite Technologies Inc. v. Shawcor Ltd., 2017 ABCA 160

Canada - June 8 2017 Intellectual property is transferrable. And you should be careful with how you transfer your IP among your corporate family, especially if it

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Strict Approach to Franchise Disclosure

Canada - June 9 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal confirms the strict nature of the disclosure requirements under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise

The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco

Canada - June 9 2017 In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the

Canada Ratifies Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Canada - June 16 2017 On June 6, 2017, Canada ratified the International Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (the “Convention”). The ratification of

How the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 Affects Ontario Corporations and Not-for-profit Corporations

Canada - June 15 2017 On December 10, 2016, the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the "FCPA") came into force in Ontario. This statute addresses what happens to

Forming your Start-Up: Options for Business Entities in Canada

Canada - June 13 2017 There are a variety of business organizations that can be used to operate your tech start-up in Canada. Although many businesses are operated through

Dependent contractor receives 12 months pay in lieu of notice

Canada - June 13 2017 The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent

CSA Proposals Aim to Simplify Reports of Exempt Distribution

Canada - June 12 2017 On June 8, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published for a 90-day comment period (ending on September 6, 2017), proposed