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Understanding the Difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

11th February 2020

The law treats independent contractors and employees very differently.  Employees enjoy greater legal protections in the workplace than independent contractors.  As such, employers have greater legal duties to employees, which also extends into greater tax implications.  Regardless of whether your company defines its worker as an employee or an independent contractor, it is possible that…

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A Royal Round of Negotiations: A Legal Look at Prince Harry and Meghan’s Shift from the Royal Family

12th January 2020

With the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will step back from royal life, Torontonians and Suits fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Princess Meghan will return to Toronto with her prince charming in tow.  Having tested the royal life as a married couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued…

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Proceed with Caution in 2020 as Canada Tightens Grip on Influencer Marketing

12th January 2020

Love it or hate it, influencer marketing is a persuasive and pervasive method of marketing.  In fact, in 2018, ad agency Edelman Digital predicted that the value of the influencer marketing industry could reach $5 billion within 2 years.   Reactions to influencer marketing can be polarizing.  It comes with equal parts of staunch supporters, as…

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Picking the Right Business Structure for your Start Up

11th January 2020

In launching your venture, it’s important to pick the right business structure.  Choosing the wrong business structure may have tax implications, limit your ability to bring on a partner or may expose you to unnecessary liability and risk.  The business structure is the foundation of your business and it’s important to get it right.  Below…

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Ringing in the New California Consumer Privacy Act

29th December 2019

As we look back on the passing of another decade, and the vast technological advancements that were made during this short period of time, it’s no surprise that the laws have also been slowly evolving to respond to our new reality.  In this technological age, data has become the biggest commodity. Governments are creating laws…

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What is Your Professional New Year’s Resolution?

5th December 2019

2020 is here and it’s pretty exciting! But this isn’t just any end of the year.  We’re entering a new decade!  Some view 2020 as pivotal and are starting to plan ahead for what 2020 will be.  In your “do better, be better” new year’s resolution planning, don’t forget to also consider your professional self. …

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Factoring in Copyright Protection for your E-Commerce Business

3rd December 2019

Unless you’re under a rock, your email inbox is now being inundated with online sales advertisements.  For every e-commerce business, your website is your intellectual property and contains your most valuable asset for marketing, sales and brand power.  It includes your company’s domain name, graphics, logo, images and written content.  Frankly, the better the website…

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Guide to Incorporations

27th November 2019

What is a Corporation? A corporation is a separate legal entity.  It has the capacity to enter into legally binding relationships, to sue and to be sued.  Technically, the corporation is owned by the shareholders.  Shareholders have limited liability in that they cannot be held responsible for the debts, obligations, acts, omissions or liabilities of…

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Netflix Putting Out Fires over Fyre Festival Documentary

27th October 2019

In 2019, Netflix found itself at the centre of pop culture with its release of the popular documentary about the Fyre Festival debacle.  If you’ve been living under a rock and need a quick primer, here’s Frye Festival in a nutshell: New York based serial entrepreneur Billy McFarland and hip hop artist Ja Rule joined…

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Understanding B Corps: The Canadian Perspective

14th October 2019

A few months ago, Froese Law issued out a newsletter that discussed the purchasing behaviour of Gen Z.  The stats were loud and clear: corporate social responsibility is a driving force for consumer behaviour and is likely to become more pronouced as the younger generations age.  Whereas traditionally, corporate social responsibility edicts were declared on…

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