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Published on: 11 Jan 2023 By

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…

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Published on: 10 Jan 2023 By

Can I just change my website’s Terms of Use?

As a business, you may need to make updates to your website’s terms of use (“TOU”) (also known as the “terms of service”). Quite often, the TOU gives you and your business the sole, unilateral power to modify the terms at any given time without giving anyone notice. For example, check out th…

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Published on: 22 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 7 Dec 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 23 Nov 2022 By ,

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…

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Published on: 26 Oct 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 22 Sep 2022 By ,

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…

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Published on: 13 Sep 2022 By

Can MLM businesses ever sell on third-party sites? Never say never.

Every MLM business knows that selling products through third-parties such as Amazon or eBay should never be allowed… but is this actually the case? What if MLM companies did sell products in big box stores or on Amazon? This blog post considers the legal and practical consequences of w…

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Published on: 12 Sep 2022 By

Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and potential new obligations for businesses

Businesses that previously had few obligations under Canadian privacy law may become significantly impacted by new federal legislation. Bill C-27, introduced on June 16, 2022, seeks to modernize Canada’s now 22-year-old Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) wi…

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