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Many people procrastinate about estate planning. It can involve difficult choices and discussions we’d rather not think about. It may help to begin by considering the benefits of a clear and well prepared estate plan for both you and your loved ones. Without it, your spouse, friends and family will face higher costs and more stress after you pass away.

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On January 14, 2021, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home Order[1] came into effect. The Order has some confusion among the public and many of our clients have come to us with questions. This article is a summary of answers to some frequently asked questions about the Stay-at-Home Order.

Although we hope that this article is a helpful tool, it is not legal advice. If you have any questions about the Order, please consult with a lawyer at our firm.

To read the full FAQ on Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order, download the PDF.

If you have questions about the Stay-at-Home Order and how it may affect you and/or your business, please contact Alessandro Perri at aperri@houserhenry.com or 416.860.8069.

Establishing a new not-for-profit business is not without its challenges. You may require the assistance of a trusted advisor who can help along the way.

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An employee is someone who has entered into an agreement (whether written or oral) to provide services to an employer. The employer controls how the employee’s services are performed. In exchange for the employee’s services, the employee receives hourly wages or a salary. An employee’s payment is generally not based on the quality of his or her performance.

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An employer may perform a credit check on an employee or prospective employee if the employer intends to use the information for employment purposes. Such purposes include considering new hires, granting promotions, reassigning employment duties or determining whether to retain someone as an employee.

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The concept of “at will” employees does not exist in Canada. Employees are either employed for a fixed period of time (e.g. a one year contract) or for an indefinite period of time. If employees are employed for an indefinite period of time, they will be entitled to notice (or pay in lieu of notice) if their employment is terminated without cause.

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When a corporation is dissolved, the corporation ceases to legally exist. It can no longer own property, carry on business or enter into contracts.

Dissolution is voluntary if the corporation itself applies to be dissolved. Dissolution is involuntary if the corporation is dissolved by the government for failure to maintain its annual filings, failure to comply with other legal requirements, or in accordance with a court order. In this guide, we only deal with voluntary dissolution.

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A warranty is a statement by a product seller or manufacturer that it will work as stated. It can be express or implied. Express warranties use words to describe the seller’s promise and are normally in writing. Implied warranties arise from the transaction itself, and depend on the conduct of the seller and the understanding of the buyer.

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