Asking For Social Media Passwords From Employees

A number of news stories have reported employers asking for Facebook passwords from job applicants. Is this legal in Canada? In a…

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The Social Employee

The hazards arising from an employee’s use of social media include many of the same issues that existed pre-internet. The difference is…

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Private Placements of Shares

Note: The rules and law may have changed since this article was first published. It is provided for archival purposes but you…

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Collecting Judgments

Many small businesses extend customer credit, which may mean dealing with unpaid accounts. You might choose to sue on the outstanding account…

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Confidential Information: Balancing Employer and Employee Rights

Canada is a land of opportunity. We believe that an individual should be free to pursue any job, profession, trade or calling.…

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Departing Employees’ Rights and Obligations

Almost every employer and business owner was once an employee. For some, the transition was abrupt or involuntary. Others planned the exit…

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Structuring Independent Contractor Arrangements

Some businesses have fired all their employees, yet they seem to operate the same as ever. How do they do this? Well,…

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Protecting Intellectual Property When Employees Leave

Employees often have access to confidential business assets and information and have the ability to do damage to the business after they…

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Non-competition Agreements

How would your business fare if one of your key employees left and set up shop across the street? How much would…

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Pardons & Job Applications

Note: The rules and law may have changed since this article was first published. It is provided for archival purposes but you…

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When Does Cause for Firing Exist?

Firing someone is rarely easy. Deciding whether there is cause for the dismissal is nearly as difficult. An employee is entitled to…

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Saskatchewan’s System for Carbon Credit Trading

Note: The rules and law may have changed since this article was first published. It is provided for archival purposes but you…

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