Shareholders’ Agreements: Important business insurance

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Everyone knows that accidents happen.  That’s why many of us carry insurance- on our homes, on our lives, and on our businesses. But, if you’re running a small privately held company, have you ever considered insuring your relationship with your shareholders? Maybe the answer is yes and you’ve wisely had a shareholders’ agreement drafted.  Great.…


Agreements Need Modernizing Too

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Changes in technology, construction practices and building codes are the primary focus of modernization within the construction industry. However, companies should also take the time to periodically review their construction agreements to ensure the agreements: (a) are up to date on changes in the law; (b) reflect how the company expects a job to proceed;…


If You Have a Job You Have a Contract

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I often speak to employees who believe that since they do not have a written employment contract then they do not have a contract at all.  If you have a job then you have a contract.  If it is not in writing then it is an oral contract.  Oral contracts of employment are just as…


Constructive Dismissal

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One of the most common inquiries I receive in regards to my employment law practice is questions concerning the issue of constructive dismissal. It is a principle often misunderstood by both employers and employees alike. In practical terms, constructive dismissal describes a situation where the employer has not directly fired the employee, but rather, has…