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Employees, Managing and Overtime Pay

Question: I recently changed roles at work. My new title is “Accounts Manager” and I am responsible for all the company’s accounts payable and receivable. I also help other staff price our products and develop new accounts. I am very happy about my new role but my job used to be “9 to 5” and now I have…

power of attorney for Property

Do I need a power of attorney for someone to manage my assets if I am unable? In most cases, people should have a power of attorney as part of their estate plan. A power of attorney for Property allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf with regards to your assets in…

Title Insurance and Protecting Your Real Estate Investment

I am purchasing a new home. I heard from my real estate agent that I would have to get title insurance. Is this necessary? Title insurance has been around for the last 15 years and is used in almost all residential real estate purchases, especially those involving mortgages. What is title insurance and how much does it cost?…

Kitchen Table Agreements

My husband and I are separating and we are planning to sit down and discuss how we will handle everything moving forward. Is there any problem with negotiating matters by ourselves? When two people decide to separate, there is often the temptation to sit down together around the kitchen table and make agreements and decisions…

Shareholders Agreements: Why They Might Be for You

My business partner and I are the shareholders of our incorporated restaurant. Everything is going well between us but we’ve been told that we should have a shareholders agreement for our corporation. What is a shareholders agreement and why do we need one? A shareholders agreement is a contract between two or more shareholders of a corporation that…

The Litigation Guardian

“I recently learned that my elderly Aunt is a victim of Fraud. The police have advised me that some victims of the fraud are considering a lawsuit and that someone may wish to speak to a Lawyer on my Aunt’s behalf. My Aunt suffers from dementia and I hold power of attorney. Can my Aunt…

Internships and Employment Law

I own a small events and promotions business. Every so often I get emails from students asking if they could volunteer to learn about the business. I’ve never hired a student because they’re inexperienced but I’m considering hiring one as an intern this summer. I don’t have the budget for a full time employee but…

Understanding Child Support Obligations for Separating Parents

BY: RACHEL LECK Parents going through a relationship breakdown have the additional great concern about what happens with the kids. The “best interests” of the child are paramount and must be the primary concern when sorting out the details of a separation. Every parent has a child support obligation based on their income, the number…

Purchasing a Business: Asset Purchases and Liability

BY: ROBERT ALLAN This week’s Reader asks: I am negotiating to purchase a business and my business advisor has strongly suggested I structure the deal as an “asset purchase”. Why is this preferable? There are two principal ways to structure the agreement of purchase and sale of a business:as an asset purchase or as a…

What is a condominium status certificate and why would you need one?

BY: VLADO HAJTOL This week’s Reader asks: My husband and I are home owners and we are thinking about downsizing to a condominium. Our real estate agent has told us we have to order a status certificate for the condo and get it reviewed by a Lawyer. What is a status certificate and why do…