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September 2016 Archives

Lots must be graded properly to promote drainage

According to the city bylaws in Calgary, the grading of lots for new buildings must be done properly so that the water never flows toward the new building or any other nearby properties, but away from those buildings. This bylaw applies to a whole host of new construction projects, including single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, duplexes, multifamily developments, and any structures on industrial and/or commercial sites in the city.

Are workers in Alberta entitled to a vacation?

As with other issues relating to employment law in the Alberta province, vacations and vacation pay can be complicated. The law clearly states that most employees are indeed entitled to a vacation as well as vacation pay. Those exempt from vacation rights include workers in the following industries:

Protect your business reputation when accused of fraud

Allegations of fraud involving businesses in the Calgary area can be detrimental to success whether the case is criminal or civil. Even if you have committed no fraud, your business is still at risk. Word of mouth about companies and businesses spreads quickly, especially across the Internet. If one person makes a comment online that your company was involved in fraudulent activities, you can be sure this rumour will spread like wildfire.

Can a business legally ban animals?

Business law in Canada makes it possible for businesses to put rules and regulations in place regarding who can come into the store. For example, many shops have a sign on the door saying "No shoes, no shirt, no service." They're allowed to deny service to those who break the rule.

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