Are your contractors at risk of being classified as employees?
by Sterling Hein When an organization hires workers, there are two ways those workers can be engaged: (1) as an employee under a ‘contract of services’ (more commonly known as an employment agreement); or (2) as an independent contractor under […]
5 Legal Tips in Starting Your Own Small Business
by Geoffrey Lim Your entrepreneurial spirit may one day lead you to start your own small business. There are many non-legal issues to think about when starting your new business venture, but there are just as many legal issues that […]
Transitioning your BC Society to the New Societies Act
by Geoffrey Lim The new Societies Act (the “Act”) will come into force on November 28, 2016 and will apply to almost every not-for-profit organization formed in the province. This post looks at some of the key changes under the […]
Why incorporate a Medical or Dental Corporation in BC?
by Sterling Hein In British Columbia, the Health Professions Act permits individuals who are doctors, dentists, and other professions designated as a ‘health profession’ to incorporate their professional practice and take advantage of the lower tax rates and more comprehensive […]
Shareholder Agreements in Family Businesses Part 2: Death & Disputes
by Sunjeet Grewal and Sterling Hein In a previous post, we discussed how family businesses can create unique sets of concerns, sensitivities and disputes which require careful planning and attention. A shareholder agreement is an integral part of that planning […]