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May 2015 Archives

Falling hot dog stand umbrella leads to $570,000 lawsuit

A woman from Calgary went to Canadian Tire and while she was there, a hot dog stand's umbrella fell over. The umbrella hit the woman unexpectedly, and a lawsuit she has just filed says that she suffered numerous injuries all over her body, from her head to her hands and feet. It also claims she is dealing with dizziness, memory loss, anxiety, depression, nervousness, a concussion and chronic migraines.

Notification of job termination isn't always needed

Rights and responsibilities are often linked, and this holds true in employment law in Canada. For example, an employer has the right to fire an employee if such a move needs to be made, just like an employee has the right to quit if he or she wants to cancel the employment. While both have the right to do this, there are different obligations and responsibilities that go along with it, as laid out in the Employment Standards Code.

What you should know about signing a commercial lease

A lot of conflicts with commercial leases in Canada arise simply because there is miscommunication between the two parties. Either the landlord or the tenant may assume that the lease includes things that are not actually addressed or they may not take the time to really consider all of the stipulations of said lease before signing. To avoid this, keep the following things in mind:

New charter raises concerns before it is released

Both Edmonton and Calgary are working on drafting city charters. Neither one has yet been completed or released to the public. However, they are expected to address things like taxes in the city, fees that must be paid, and rules that corporations are going to have to follow. As a result, some of the developers and contractors are beginning to wonder about the specifics and how they could impact future projects.

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