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Business Law basics for busy business people

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APBOT Boardroom Business Basics

Christine Ashton (standing) and Paul Przybylo (seated to her immediate left) facilitated the Business Law Basics session.

Legal troubles can be a serious risk to any business, so understanding basic business law and avoiding costly errors is wise. That is why the first installment of our 2015 Professional Development Series dealt with this very subject. In the first module of our 2015 Professional Development Series APBOT members benefitted from the legal expertise of lawyers Paul Przybylo of Walker Head Lawyers and Christine Ashton of Wilson Vukelich LLP.
Ashton addressed employment law issues and touched on the Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act and provided some background on the legal distinctions between independent contractors and employees. She also provided some tips on important matters to address in employment contracts and provided some guidance regarding the law as it applies to terminations.
2015 APBOT Chair Paul Przybylo of Walker Head Lawyers discussed shareholders’ agreements and commercial leases. In his remarks, he covered issues that ought to be considered when completing a shareholder’s agreement including control management of the corporation, board of directors, officers, remuneration and more. Przybylo also touched on themes of appropriate corporate governance, transfer of shares, forced sales, insurance and default.

In his remarks regarding commercial leases, Przybylo reminded attendees that entering into a commercial lease is often one of the largest liabilities a business signs onto and addressed important issues to consider before signing on the dotted line.

This event was part of our five-module 2015 Professional Development Series “The Nuts and Bolts of your Business”  sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada, Paul Marche – Edward Jones Investments, and RK Fischer & Associates.

Don’t miss Module 2 of this series, “Financial Management Basics” presented by Malcolm MacTaggart, Executive Director, Spark Angel Network on Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register now.

View more photos of the event here.