It’s never too early to incorporate

By Munish Mehta It is no secret that Canadians have been caught up in the start-up culture that has emerged across various industries. According to Innovation,...

Smart hands

Intelligence from making things When we use the term intelligence, it is very likely that we are talking about mental functioning. The IQ tests that...

Higher-margin strategy tough with wood

Traditionally, our approach has largely been that of selling commodities, of which dimensioned lumber for light timber framing (2 x 4s) and paper products...

It gets personal

Duties and liabilities of directors and officers It is a common misconception that if you are a director or officer of a private corporation you...

When shareholders don’t share

Alex and Justin are equal shareholders of a food packaging company. The two of them met over 12 years ago when they were both...

Reprisal firings

When complaints are punished By Jeremy Warning and Cheryl A. Edwards On November 22, 2013, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“the Board”) released its decision in...

Pursuit of perfection

I was recently helping another designer with a project — a kind of DIY project — and in this case I was playing the...

Social media

A new workplace policy to enforce Joe Figliomeni Social media has had a profound...

Obligations for travelling

Out of sight, but not out of mind By Jeremy Warning Many workers are required to travel as part of their jobs. They may travel for...

Balance, for now

It was harder than I had anticipated. But that’s because I didn’t think it through. I wanted to visit a furniture factory in Cambodia, and...
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