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Author: Bal Bhullar

ASK THE LEGAL SHARK: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING YOUR BUSINESS?

READER QUESTION: What Are The Benefits Of Incorporating My Business? Legal Shark’s Response | This is a common question posed to the Shark.  Many small business owners operate their businesses as sole proprietorships in which they and their businesses are one in the same.  This may work for a few folks but the better approach is to incorporate your business.  The top four benefits of incorporating your business are limited legal liability, advantageous tax treatment, building a corporate brand, and perpetual existence. By limited legal liability, the Shark is referring to personal asset protection.  Corporations allow owners (shareholders) to...

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Ask the Legal Shark: Can My Employer Post My Photo on Their Website Without Consent?

Can companies publish employee photos on the company website without an employee’s prior consent? Legal Shark’s Response | In today’s social media world, scores of employees may already have their pictures posted on the Internet on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. Many employees would not object to having their pictures posted on a company website but employers cannot make this assumption. Some folks may be “camera shy” or have more serious concerns regarding their privacy and the ability of others to locate them online. Privacy legislation requires an employer to seek consent prior to posting photos of employees online. More...

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WHICH EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT IS BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Image Source “Show Me the Money!”  “Show Me the Money!!”   This became a very popular sound bite from the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire. Chances are it will not likely be your opening statement during employment contract negotiations. What types of employment contracts are there and which one is best for you and your business? Oral or Verbal Contracts People often forget that an employment contract can exist even in the absence of a written document. A verbal or oral agreement contains the terms and conditions relating to an employment relationship between the parties based on their conduct and history....

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“Can You Own Your Name?”

Image Source Metta World Peace. Chad Ochocinco. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock. Legal name changes and registered trademarks. Is this legal trickery or a legitimate attempt at building and preserving a brand? Did you know that Freddie Mercury of Queen was born “Farrokh Bulsara” and he changed his name to conceal his Parsi heritage? Steven Tyler of Aerosmith changed his name from Stephen Tallarico to increase his promotional appeal as did Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen was born “Carlos Irwin Estevez.” Kal Penn from the popular movie, “Harold and Kumar” also changed his name from “Kalpen Modi” for career...

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Get Your Tickets! deadmau5 with Kill The Noise Coming to Vancouver October 24, 2017

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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WorkBC and City of Surrey to host “Get Surrey Working” Hiring Fair

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Celebrate 250 Years of Heer at Surrey City Hall on October 7th

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Antiques off the Roadshow

Published 9/20/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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5 Local, Healthy Products At Choices Markets For Your Next Dinner Party

Published 9/19/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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