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April 13, 2017

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 […]

February 20, 2017

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 […]

March 10, 2016

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 […]

January 30, 2016

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 […]

October 13, 2015

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 […]

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