My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Ransomware attacks have become an increasingly common threat for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential for your business to have a plan in place for how to respond if your organization is ever targeted. During the ransomware attack, among the most critical decisions that your business…View the post titled My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
What does it mean to witness a document?
The pandemic has changed how the world does business. People can buy, sell, and contract without ever meeting face to face. This new digital age emerged from necessity and has grown because of technology like Zoom, TitanFile, and DocuSign. But with this new convenience also comes a new set o…View the post titled What does it mean to witness a document?
How do I know if I formed a contract?
The digital age has created a variety of new issues related to contract formation… did you know that emojis can indicate an intention to enter a contract? In a case out of Israel called Dahan v Haim, a prospective tenant communicated with a landlord about renting an apartment. He expressed t…View the post titled How do I know if I formed a contract?
New transparency requirement for Ontario corporations
Effective January 1, 2023, Ontario corporations governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) will be required to maintain a register of individuals with significant control. This change arises from Bill 43, which was passed by the Ontario government in 2021. Those familiar with federa…View the post titled New transparency requirement for Ontario corporations
Vendor financing: Considerations for business sellers
Following a year focused heavily on concerns surrounding inflation, the Bank of Canada made its seventh rate increase of 2022 on December 7. After a period of cheap access to money fuelling robust M&A activity, some prospective buyers may be finding themselves in a more challenging posi…View the post titled Vendor financing: Considerations for business sellers
Privacy and the use of electronic medical and dental records
Physicians, dentists and other health practitioners have professional, legal and ethical responsibilities to keep the personal health information of their patients confidential and private. These obligations are governed and imposed by the regulatory body of each profession as well as variou…View the post titled Privacy and the use of electronic medical and dental records
Selling your professional practice?
Employment considerations when selling your professional practice* Whatever the reason might be to sell a professional practice, whether for the purposes of retirement, a change of career, or no longer wanting to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, there are impor…View the post titled Selling your professional practice?
Are we there yet? Solidifying the U.S. – E.U. privacy landscape with President Biden’s new Executive Order
Special thanks to Jordyn Liebman, Articling Student, who helped write this article. On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order (“E.O.”) on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities. Businesses might be wondering: What, if anything, does this me…View the post titled Are we there yet? Solidifying the U.S. – E.U. privacy landscape with President Biden’s new Executive Order
Reminder to employers: electronic monitoring policies must be in place by October 11, 2022
Early in the pandemic, several employers were caught secretly watching unsuspecting employees working from home through their computer’s camera. Although these employers did this covert surveillance to ensure their employees were working, the surveillance was problematic, both from an employ…View the post titled Reminder to employers: electronic monitoring policies must be in place by October 11, 2022
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