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Tech TO at RBC Waterpark Place

In July, our partner organization TechTO will be hosting their monthly networking. This will be a night of learning and networking with presentations from leading tech entrepreneurs, including: Mike ...

Expert Round Up: How to Inspire Creativity

Our partner organization LogoJoy, has published an article on how to boost creativity. In the article, LogoJoy's' experts recommend 4 tips to inspire creativity in the face of writer's b...

Mayor’s diversity and inclusion pledge for Toronto technology and innovation events

Our partner organization StartupHere, has published an article on diversity in the tech field. In the article, Mayor John Tory announced that he, along with other city leaders, will be...

Startup Fest 2017

In July, our partner organization StartupHere has asked us to remind you that StartupFest, will be hosting their 3-day conference. Startup Fest 2017 is coming to Montreal! This event...

Health TO Meetup

For all entrepreneurs in the healthy industry, be sure to check out our partner TechTO's HealthTO meetup, an event bringing together the Toronto healthcare community to discuss topics re...

StartupTech Unleashed, at Cisco

In July, our partner StartUp Tech Unleashed will be hosting their monthly networking event at Cisco. The following members of the tech circle will be present: RealTech, MarTech, Clea...

No More Wax On, Wax Off

I was recently asked to speak at Big Data Toronto on the topic of machine learning and AI, and I decided to speak to a question on my mind that I have been struggling with: what are the implicat...

What is a “permanent” full time position?

In today’s job market, finding semi-regular employment can be challenge, and finding permanent employment can be nearly impossible. But what exactly is a “permanent” employment positio...

YEDI will be hosting the Not-For-Profit Spring Venture Fair at Vaughan City Hall on June 27th!

Clausehound’s partner organization, the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (“YEDI”), will be hosting their Not-For-Profit Spring Venture Fair on June 27, 2017. The event wil...

How do incubators help entrepreneurs grow their businesses? LEAP Junction has provided an overview of their activities and training!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of a cohort full of like-minded entrepreneurs? The LEAP Junction provides a glimpse into the first half of their current cohort’s e...

Will your business save money as a result of Ontario’s new youth pharmacare plan?

Clausehound’s partner organization, Collage HR, shares their insights on Ontario’s new pharmacare plan for the Province’s youth. Starting on January 1, 2018, OHIP+ will provide unive...

Don’t forget to practice self-care as an Entrepreneur!

Clausehound’s partner organization, Futurpreneur, celebrated mental health awareness by writing a great piece about how important it is for entrepreneurs to take care of themselves. The ...

Who is responsible for payments if a contract is terminated?

Whether you (the client/customer) have an obligation to pay when a contract has been terminated depends on the reason for termination, the timing of the termination, which party terminated...

Is my employment contract void if I’m reclassified as a contractor?

If you are being reclassified as an independent contractor after working as an employee, your employment agreement may be void – but not entirely. The employment agreement can provide...

How should a company deal with potential threats to the privacy and security of its data?

Companies of every type are falling victim to intentional breaches of the privacy and security of their data. Most recently, the WannaCrypt ransomware attack left hundreds of thousands of co...

Clausehound enters new collaboration with Mondaq – one of the world’s most comprehensive online resources of professionals’ expertise and knowledge!

Clausehound.com is excited to announce a new collaboration with Mondaq! For over 20 years, Mondaq has been creating one of the world’s most comprehensive online resources of professio...

How broadly should an arbitration clause be worded?

ACTION FOR DEFAMATION FALLS WITHIN SCOPE OF BROADLY WORDED ARBITRATION CLAUSE 9302-7654 Québec inc. (Team Productions) c. Bieber 2017 QCCS 1100 (CanLII) A Quebec court ruled that an action for ...

Can arrears that were never pursued during an agreement still be sought after its termination?

TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE EVEN THOUGH PAYMENTS NOT ENFORCED Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc. v. Avonlea Traditions Inc. 2000 CanLII 22663 (ON SC) The plaintiff/licensors in...

Why do I need to sign an NDA with my business partners?

Entrepreneurs may wonder whether they should sign a non-disclosure agreement with their co-founders. After all, they’re on the path to a common goal and wouldn’t want to jeopardize the...

Are there any circumstances under which termination of an agreement require the consent of both parties, if at all?

TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT DOES NOT REQUIRE CONSENT OF BOTH PARTIES Contech Enterprises Ltd. v. Vegherb, LLC 2015 BCCA 99 (CanLII) The court held on appeal that the consent of both parties was not...

Does dispute resolution take precedence over a party’s right to unilaterally terminate a commercial contract?

DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVISION DEEMED TO APPLY AS A MATTER OF ‘SOUND COMMERCIAL PRINCIPLE’ AND ‘GOOD BUSINESS SENSE’ Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. v Metrolinx 2017 ONSC 2372 (CanLII) ...

Can a disclaimer relieve a party of liability to a third party?

CLAUSE DISCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY TO THIRD PARTIES RELIEVES CONSULTANT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE IN PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Wolverine Tube (Canada) Inc. v. Noranda Metal Industri...

Are further remedies still available to an assignment of debt if legal action has otherwise already been taken?

ASSIGNMENT OF PROCEEDS FROM ESTATE ENFORCEABLE AS COLLATERAL SECURITY Rafael v. Allison 1987 CanLII 3232 (AB QB) The legal remedies available under assignment are not extinguished even if legal ...

Can I be personally bound if I execute an agreement on behalf of my company?

‘CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT’ BETWEEN TWO CORPORATIONS FOUND TO BE PERSONALLY BINDING ON AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Downey v. Ecore International Inc. 2011 ONSC 6617 (CanLII) A confidentiality ...

Can a party forgo the process of arbitration when it is written into an agreement?

EXCLUSIONS FROM ARBITRATION PROCESS MUST BE CLEARLY STATED IN THE CONTRACT Okanagan Pellet Company Inc. v. Pinnacle Pellet Inc. 2012 BCSC 207 (CanLII) A court held that when the parties have cle...
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