Business Attorney,Construction
Written by Edward Lai

General Tips for Contractor’s Contracts

It might sound ridiculous to some not to have a written contract between a client and a contractor. However the situation does happen more often than one would think. While this normally happens when the contractor is a good friend of the client, not having a contract would make any good contractor hard pressed to keep track of everything that would go into a project.

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Business Attorney, Corporate
Written by Edward Lai

Corporate Bosses Take Blame for Employee Criminality

It might sound absurd to some, but a new bill currently being reviewed could allow corporate bosses to take the blame for the criminality of their employees. However there is an argument that this might sound unfair to some and others could argue that the boss may not be fully aware of their employees’ undertakings.

But before anyone cries foul let’s take a look at why the idea that the boss also take blame for employee criminality could actually be good. Normally when an employee commits a criminal act while employed by the company that person would usually take the blame. In fact, it would be very rare that a high level executive who is in charge of said employee would take the blame.

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Lawyer,Mediation , Arbitration
Written by Edward Lai

A Guide to Divorce Mediation

Going through a divorce is never an easy thing, especially knowing that there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. For those who are not in the know, divorce through mediation means that each spouse agrees that a third party mediator will help to resolve the issues between each party and end the marriage as amicably and cost effectively as possible.

What the Mediator has to take into Consideration

One of the most critical things that all parties must take into consideration is the children that are affected by the divorce proceedings. The mediator must review the side of both parties and come to an amicable solution to parenting time and custody. However, with a situation as sensitive as children the mediator must take all the information given very carefully and seriously.

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Employment Law, Attorney
Written by Edward Lai

What are Your Rights as an Employee?

As an employee your job is a major component of your life. It feeds you and your family, it helps you keep clothes on your back and a roof over your head, and provides opportunity for your family.  Even though most of us have a work supervisor, not all the power is in his or her hands. Every employee has a set of rights that must be provided by the employer at all times.

While some of these rights might sound silly or common sense, it is surprising how many employers do not follow the rules regarding these rights as mandated by the government.

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