Multiple companies under one operation

One business can often be made up of several different corporations for legitimate reasons. One owns the property, one owns the assets, and another employs the employees and actually operates the business. There is nothing illegal or shameful about that. Other businesses entering into contracts with the entity are expected to do their research and know with whom they are dealing. But what about the employees? When they are shuffled from one payroll to the next, what are their rights?

I have a small dog. My dog is good natured and has never bitten or injured anyone before. If my dog bites someone unexpectedly, can I still be liable?

I have a small dog. My dog is good natured and has never bitten or injured anyone before.  If my dog bites someone unexpectedly, can I still be liable?
 

I was injured while a visitor at an amusement park. Do I have a legal case against the park?

I was injured while a visitor at an amusement park.  Do I have a legal case against the park?

I belong to a charity that was supposed to file documents recently but did not do so. What can happen?

I belong to a charity that was supposed to file documents recently but did not do so.  What can happen?
 

Opening a side business that competes with your employer?

QUESTION: I have been working as a hairdresser in a shop for the last 10 years. I could use extra cash and I was thinking of starting to see people in my basement after hours. I would not tell any of the existing clientele at the shop about my services but would advertise on the internet and in my neighbourhood. Do I have the right to do this or could I get fired?
 

Company car use a benefit?

QUESTION: I worked as an outside sales representative for a company for five years. When I was terminated I was offered four months’ pay in lieu of notice. The employer calculated my hourly salary and commission but did not include any compensation for the use of the company car. Having that car saved me a lot of money and was one of the perks of the job. Should compensation have been included in the offer?
 

Looking at the law from two sides

Jeffrey R. Manishen has experienced what it is to work as a defence counsel and as a Crown prosecutor.

I am finally opening my new pool for the summer. What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?

I am finally opening my new pool for the summer. What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?

Can someone sue the Crown for failure to provide disclosure of significant evidence?

Can someone sue the Crown for failure to provide disclosure of significant evidence?

 

I have opened my backyard swimming pool for the summer. What liabilities should I be aware of?

I have opened my backyard swimming pool for the summer.  What liabilities should I be aware of?