Rent To Own: Benefits, Drawbacks and How It Works

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Posted by heritagelaw on Nov 30, 2019 in Blog

Owning anything in today’s economy, whether it be a house or a new t.v., is usually a pipe dream for those with poor credit, no credit or not enough funds. The concept of “rent to own” was created to aid those who could not make large purchases by presenting them the opportunity to rent with…Read More Here!

What Should Be Included in an Independent Contractor Agreement?

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Posted by heritagelaw on Nov 1, 2019 in Blog

Whenever an individual or business is hired to complete a specific task or project on a short-term basis, an independent contractor agreement should always be used to protect the client and the worker. Independent contractor agreements are written contracts or verbal agreements that specify the terms of the contract, the responsibilities of both parties as…Read More Here!

The Benefits of Incorporating a New Business in Alberta

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Posted by heritagelaw on Oct 4, 2019 in Blog

Small businesses are becoming more and more popular in Alberta as residents begin running their own operations to procure an income. While most start as a simple sole proprietorship, many new business expand and grow beyond the capabilities of one individual. In many cases, Albertans choose to incorporate their business. Incorporating a new business comes…Read More Here!

What Do I Need to Know About Severance and Termination?

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Posted by heritagelaw on Sep 15, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

With today’s unstable job market, jobs are not as secure as they once were. With so many fluctuations in our economy, many companies are forced to lay off and downsize in order to maintain and continue their business. This can be devastating to dedicated employees when termination comes swiftly and without notice. Fortunately, there are…Read More Here!

What Qualifies as Workplace Discrimination in Alberta?

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Posted by heritagelaw on Aug 15, 2019 in Blog

Workplace discrimination is an unfortunately gray area for employees when it comes to how they are treated in the workforce. While laws such as the Alberta Human Rights Act exist to protect individuals, knowing what constitutes as discrimination can be difficult. Thankfully, our team of experienced lawyers can help you determine if you are experiencing…Read More Here!

What Is Workplace Harassment?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 30, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

In Canada, employees have the legal right to enjoy a workplace free of harassment— an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of unwanted behavior. Workplace issues may be complex, but all levels of government and ethics watchdog organizations are united in condemning and punishing those who commit, condone or ignore harassment. Keep reading for…Read More Here!

What Is A Probated Will?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 30, 2019 in Blog, Wills & Estate

When an individual passes away, they typically leave behind a legal will to ensure their wishes are respected. In order to accomplish this, the deceased person’s custodians (i.e.: lawyer, financial institution, etc.) and/or their will’s executors ensure the document goes through probate. WHAT IS PROBATE/GRANT OF PROBATE? Probate or the granting of probate is the…Read More Here!

I’m Buying A House: When Do I Need A Lawyer?

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Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 16, 2019 in Blog, Real Estate Law

In Alberta, government standards require homebuyers and sellers to employ a lawyer to ensure the legal status of the land sale. Selling or buying a home? Contact or visit Heritage Law today! Our tips below will help prepare you for the process of the legal sale or purchase of real estate. TIP #1: Your chosen…Read More Here!