Operating a small business is exciting! There’s a lot happening at once, and to meet demand you often need to hire quickly.
Before you jump on that job posting, here are some issues to think about. Pre-planning can help you protect your interests, prevent problems and avoid costly mistakes.
Are you hiring an employee or arranging for services from an independent contractor? There are important differences.
When hiring employees:
What does employment standards legislation require of employers in your province or territory? *
Do your pay periods comply with that legislation? Do you take the right deductions?
Will your employees work full-time, or part-time? For a set period, or indefinitely?
Will you pay your employees by the hour, or a salary?
What overtime laws apply to your business?
What notice or pay in lieu of notice is required to end employment without “just cause”?
Do you know that you must issue a Record of Employment when employment ends?
Did your employees or independent contractors sign agreements before they started work?
Is your business registered with the workers compensation board in your province or territory?
Divorces are hard. Plain and simple.
Especially when kids are involved.
Co-parenting and making sure your children are always the focus can be a challenge for most couples. How do you make sure everyone is on the same page and wants the same things for your children, when you’re no longer together?
With help from The Canadian Bar Association, we’ve put together a list of 4 books that can help guide you through the process.
1. Putting Children First: Proven Strategies for Helping Children Thrive through Divorce, JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Provides information about children’s experience of separation and the potential impact of separation on children, and discusses how to talk to children and help them prepare for separation, how to support children’s resilience and how to create parenting plans.
2. Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You, Your Kids and, Yes, your Ex, Judith Ruskay Rabinor
Discusses how parents living apart can develop and maintain a healthy, functional relationship to help them raise their children together after their separation.
3. Parents Are Forever: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming