6 Legal Benefits of Getting Married

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Oct 15, 2018 in Blog, Family Law

Getting hitched, tying the knot, making it official– these are just some of the diverse terms used to colourfully describe the legal act of marriage. Whether you have a blowout wedding reception or an exotic elopement, if you reside in Alberta you are obligated to sign a marriage certificate if you wish to be considered…Read More Here!

When to Hire a Lawyer

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Sep 15, 2018 in Blog

There are countless events in life where you may require the services of a legal professional, so the term “hire a lawyer” is a general one. From contracts to court cases, every lawyer has their specialization– and they may have even further specialties within that. The following article is simply a few samples of when…Read More Here!

History of Employment Law in Canada

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 16, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Employment law covers a wide range of regulations and protections that are constantly evolving to best serve both the Canadian economy and its workers. While each case is unique, modern legal standards stand on centuries of previous cases and decisions that make up the history of employment law in Canada. Are you interested in reflecting…Read More Here!

Maternity Leave & Rights: 4 Things to Know

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 1, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Maternity leave is a subject that is rightly discussed with sensitivity but was not always accepted as a basic human right. Therefore, employers and employees alike should take any form of paternal leave and its associated laws very seriously. The encroachment or waiving of these rights could mean you are not getting what is owed…Read More Here!

CONTRACTORS & EMPLOYEES: What Are The Differences?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

If you work for any amount of pay, you are essentially selling your labour to another person or group of people. Since this is a very old practice, modern labour laws have roots in some of the most ancient texts. Being remunerated fairly has become a basic human right, though some still try to circumvent…Read More Here!

LABOUR LAW: How to terminate someone legally

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 1, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

No matter the industry, businesses must regularly hire new employees, promote existing ones and transition as others move on– but they may also have reason to cut ties with a particular person (or sometimes even many people). In these cases, it is extremely important for the business to follow every step of the process cautiously….Read More Here!

4 Essential Questions to Ask Before Switching Lawyers or Law Firms

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 15, 2018 in Blog

While some people may be patrons of the same lawyer or law firm for their entire lives– some even across generations– there are just as many people that have decided to seek out a second legal opinion, often changing their legal representation in the process. Most of us have seen a legal drama play out…Read More Here!

What is considered my property when I own a home?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 1, 2018 in Blog, Real Estate Law

For many people, taking possession of a home is thought to be the ultimate achievement of independence and self-reliance. It is an exciting time, but it can be easy to miss some of the finer points of home ownership. One such aspect is the definition of property– just what physical area is considered your home?…Read More Here!

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: Notary Public vs. Commissioner of Oaths

Posted by heritagelawoffices on May 26, 2018 in Blog, Notary

Many citizens, not just lawyers, are certified with some amount of legal power or recognition. Two of these positions are Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths— and you may encounter a need for one or both at different stages of life. The following guide will walk you through the instances where you would need each…Read More Here!