Business Law Week 1: What To Know Before Incorporating

Week 1 of The Business Law Workshop Series lays out an in-depth review of necessary documents and useful resources that make up a corporation. Find out when and how incorporating can benefit you.

Business Law Week 2: Ins & Outs of Running a Business

Week 2 of our workshop series explored common and vital procedures businesses consider on a daily to annual basis. Topics covered include, but not limited to, 3 methods to add shareholders, shares of corporations, tax savings and bookkeeping.

Incorporation 101 Workshop

In this workshop, Samuel Michaels discusses the importance of incorporation. By watching this session you will learn terms associated with incorporation, when and why to incorporate, and how to address problems between shareholders.


Incorporation Terms Explained

Through the video, key terminology associated with running a business is explained. Look out for Canada Legal Help’s main sponsor, S.M. Legal and their association with Idea Jam. Next workshop, Dec 4th!

Estate Planning Workshop

S.M. Legal’s etate workshop focuses on basics of estate law in Ontario and Canada. Through the video, the importance of estate planning is explained. This includes when to setup a will and considerations for when to get a new will.

Estate Planning Documents

S. M. Legal founder, Samuel Michaels describes the most important documents and their role in an estate plan – which ensures your future intentions are in place and protected.

Employment Standards Act Workshop

Learn about the Employment Standards Act (ESA) of Ontario and its governing body, the Employment Standards Office (ESO). Find out how to file a claim with the ESO and what the limitations of the ESA & ESO are.

Not All Contractors Are Contractors

Employees and contractors are treated differently in Ontario. There are times that even if you’ve signed a contract your employer may need to consider your dependence on the company for it to be acceptable.


The Employment Standards Act of Ontario

Learn key aspects of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) from Toronto employment lawyer, Samuel Michaels. The ESA of Ontario sets many rules for employers, for example, overtime pay, minimum wage and how to treat employees but does not lay out steps in case things go off course.

Privacy In The Workplace

Samuel Michaels explains what your privacy rights are as an employee in Ontario. Some examples are whether your employer can force you to take drug tests, or demand to see the text messages on your cellphone.

Employment Courts & Tribunals

Unfortunately, not every work situation is ideal but there are steps to protect yourself from unfair treatment. Learn how to break down the processes of union-employee disputes, workplace injury and more situations that can arise on the job, which may require legal action.


What Is Constructive Dismissal?

In the event that a job is dramatically changed, for example, with respect to roles and responsibilities, and this leads to an employee quiting or being fired it may be considered constructive dismissal and that employee can take action against the employer.

I’ve Been Fired, What Should I Do Now?

Look no further for a step-by-step plan of action an employee can take when laid off to determine the best course of action. Plus get acquainted with the pros and cons of those options.