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Blog Bite: How Will GDPR Affect Canadian Business?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is soon to take effect, meaning Canadian businesses who handle the per...

Blog Bite: Introduction To Canada’s PIPEDA

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how, on July 1, 1983, Canada’s Privacy Act was introduced to regulate how federal government institutions managed personal information. O...

Blog Bite: Who’s Responsible For Employee Privacy Breaches?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how companies collect and create mass amounts of data – a lot of it being of confidential nature. If not handled properly, the confidenti...

Blog Bite: How Will The GDPR Affect M&A?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the implentation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the coming months. Special attention must be paid tow...

Blog Bite: What do foreign employers need to know when conducting business in Ontario?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com is a must-read for foreign employers operating their businesses in Canada. It helps employers identify and understand the differences in Canadian...

Blog Bite: How far can employers go when screening potential job applicants in Quebec?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com deals with employment law in Quebec. It succinctly recaps the different types of employment relationships (i.e. a contract of employment versus a...

Blog Bite: What terms are essential in an Employment Agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides advice on the top twelve “must haves” for written employment contracts. Among the topics covered are what "consideration" might look...

Blog Bite: How Enforceable are “Notice of Resignation” Provisions?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the case of BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, in which an employee signed an employment contract that required him to give six months...

Blog Bite: What Constitutes Just Cause for Dismissal?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com outlines the circumstances that give rise to just cause for termination. Just cause for termination will be found where there is breakdown of the...

Blog Bite: What is the cost of terminating an employee?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides a concise overview of what costs are involved in terminating an employee in Ontario. It uses a key piece of legislation, the Employment ...

Blog Bite: What rights does an employee have if they’ve been deemed “unsuitable” for permanent employment during the probationary period?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explains the decision of Nagribianko v. Select Wine Merchants Ltd. where an employer terminated an employee during the probationary period on the...

Blog Bite: Can an employee terminated during a probationary period sue for wrongful dismissal?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com examines the Ontario case of Deacon v. Moxley wherein an employee successfully sued for wrongful termination even though his employer terminated ...

Blog Bite: What does “probation” mean for employers and employees in Ontario?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com examines what “probation” means to both an employer and an employee in respect of obligations and rights on termination. In particular, it ex...

List of Important Terms in an IP Transfer Agreement

Dear [INSERT NAME OF CLIENT],   The IP Transfer Agreement is in progress of being drafted and I wanted to provide a high-level list of what provisions will be included in your IP Transfer ...

Tips On What To Look For When Reviewing An IP Transfer Agreement

Prior to sending your drafted agreement to a counterparty of executing the agreement, it is important to thoroughly review the agreement for both content and form. These are some of the key items that...

Mapping to Checklist – IP Transfer

To map a checklist into an agreement: Read through the agreement clause by clause. After reading each clause, find the relevant section of the checklist. Using the comment function in Word, no...

Clausehound Playbook – How to Draft a Shareholders Agreement

1 - Understand what a shareholders agreement entails Overview of Shareholders Agreements 2 - Learn more about shareholders agreements Article 1 - WHAT RIGHTS ATTACH TO YOUR SHARES? Artic...

Clausehound Playbook – How to Draft & Manage Your Minute Book

1 - Understand what a minute book entails Overview of Minute Books 2 - Learn more about minute books Article 1 - MAINTAINING THE CORPORATION 1/5 – CORPORATION’S MINUTE BOOK Article 2 ...

Maintaining the Corporation 5/5 – Managing the Registers

Approve the Form of the Share Certificates Conventionally, a sample of each share certificate to be used for each class of share is prepared, the word "SAMPLE" is printed on its face and the certific...

Maintaining the Corporation 4/5 – Management & Finances

Appointment of Officers Directors appoint the officers, who are responsible for managing the day to day business of the corporation.  An officer can also be a director of the corporation and can be ...

Maintaining the Corporation 3/5 – Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings The CBCA requires that the directors of a corporation call the first annual general meeting (an “AGM”) no later than eighteen (18) months after incorporation. Thereafter a...

Maintaining the Corporation 2/5 – Corporate By-laws

By-laws The by-laws of a corporation govern its day-to-day activities. By-laws will vary with each corporation, but in general they deal with matters such as the registered office, corporate seal, fi...

Maintaining the Corporation 1/5 – Corporation’s Minute Book:

Properly maintaining a corporation’s minute book is crucial for all businesses. The corporation’s minute book includes the fundamental documents required for a corporation to maintain its status w...

Clausehound Playbook – How to Draft a Distribution Agreement

  1 - Understand what a distribution agreement entails Overview of Distribution Agreements 2 - Learn more about distribution agreements Article 1 - COMMON MISTAKES IN DRAFTING A DISTRIBUTION ...

Sample Email Language for Negotiating a Contract

Dear [INSERT NAME],   We are excited about the possibility of doing business with you!   Attached is a draft [INSERT AGREEMENT] which we believe captures the discussions we have...
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