Legal Alert Blog

Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

WorkSafe BC and Young Workers

By Alfred Kempf
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In my practice I frequently receive inquiries from workers in their forties to sixties who are seeking assistance with old injuries.

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Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common. What is the Impact on Your Estate Plan?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
In my initial estate planning meeting with clients, one very important question that I ask is “Do you hold your real estate as joint tenants or tenants in common?”

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Income Tax: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

By Thomas Fellhauer
Categories: Blog, Tax
We all know that we have to pay taxes.  Taxes are important and provide the funds for many of our social programs that we hold dearly.  But what if you get on the wrong side of the Canada Revenue Agency.  Will you be treated fairly?

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How Can We Help Franchisees?

By Andrew Brunton
Categories: Blog, Franchising
Our prior articles regarding franchises have focused mainly on franchisors. However, we often advise potential franchisees.

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Do You Have a Company Incorporated Under the Canada Business Corporations Act? If so, You Have New Disclosure Requirements

By Paul Tonita
Categories: Blog, Business Law
As you may be aware, as part of a multinational initiative to combat money laundering and tax evasion, there are new requirements under the Canada Business Corporations Act regarding beneficial ownership of federal corporations.

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Ten Common Builders Lien Act Misconceptions

By Mark Danielson
Categories: Blog, Construction
An important object of the Builders Lien Act is to assist those who contribute their work and materials to a construction project in being paid.

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

By Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
There are a whole new set of challenges when making an estate plan for a blended family.

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Insurance Law: Material Non-Disclosure Results in No Coverage

By Jeremy Burgess
It is not an usual story: an insurance applicant does not make full and frank disclosure in their insurance application.

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The (Un)Enforceability of Non-Competition Agreements

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Many employment agreements contain non-competition clauses that seek to prevent an employee from later working for a competitor.

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