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Published on: 23 Mar 2022 By

Can we terminate our contracts with a sanctioned country?

You, as a business owner, may be asking yourself whether you can terminate your contracts with businesses in sanctioned foreign countries. Perhaps you’re concerned that the sanctions may be levied on you, or perhaps you’re concerned about the court of public opinion. Regardless of your reaso…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2022 By ,

How binding is a non-solicitation clause?

Non-competition clauses are restrictive covenants that courts often deem unenforceable. But what about non-solicitation clauses? Are non-solicitation clauses strictly controlled? What is a non-solicitation clause vs. a non-competition clause? A non-solicitation clause restricts an employee, …

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Published on: 10 Feb 2022 By

What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?

If you’re starting a software company, you’re probably wondering whether you should (a) distribute the software to your end-user; or (b) run the software from the cloud while providing the end user log-in credentials to remotely access the software. This is one of the existential questions p…

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Published on: 31 Jan 2022 By

Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022

Happy new year! Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end of COVID-19. To start the year off with something light but action-oriented, I thought I would propose three things that you can do this week to help get your organization started off on the right foot in 2022 from an employment law...

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Published on: 21 Dec 2021 By ,

Could Siri be an inventor?

You’ve probably asked Siri lots of questions, like “what’s the weather outside?” or “how long do you cook a soft-boiled egg?” But what if Siri was a little more sophisticated? What if you could ask Siri to design something or to improve a process? Imagine you were working on something, say a…

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Published on: 8 Dec 2021 By

Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement

What is a shareholder agreement? Simply put, a shareholder agreement is a contract that is entered into by the shareholders of a corporation, which establishes the rights and obligations of each shareholder to the corporation, and to each other. A shareholder agreement can, and often does, d…

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Published on: 30 Nov 2021 By

Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice

Many new graduates will decide to enter a medical, dental, or other professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate.  An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for th…

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