Ontario: Agreements to Vary

Written by: Sahil Kanaya

There are only four allowable circumstances in which an employer and employee may enter into an agreement to vary from the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) standards. All agreements should:

Pre-emptive Rights – Who Do They Benefit?

Written by: Chris McIvor

What is a Pre-emptive Rights Clause?

Pre-emptive rights clauses can protect existing shareholders from the dilution of their proportionate holdings, and is a type of protection sought by founders and investors alike. The term ‘pre-emptive rights’ usually refers to a ROFO (Right of First Offer). These clauses can be found in various agreements, most commonly shareholder agreements, subscription agreements, and operating agreements.

Side-Hustling Your Way Into a New Career

Written by: Rajah Lehal

For this week’s Founder’s Only I dug into Faheem’s podcast archives.  Faheem is a member of Founder’s Only, and he and I were MBA friends over a decade ago.  We both ran the campus entrepreneur society in different years and have been periodic business partners since graduation.  Faheem assembled a great collection of stories from new company founders who have decided to leave 9 to 5 jobs to start a business.  This collection is entitled “Radical Tribe”.  I dug into this article of Kelly Newsome, a lawyer-turned Yoga instructor.

Five ideas for getting talent right

Written by: Ryan Grant Little

Originally posted on ImpactAlpha, Ryan is a the Principal of RGL Strategic, co-founder of CanadaHelps and a member of Founder’s Only.

When to say no: The Right of First Refusal

Written by Rajah Lehal

We are often asked about the right of first refusal clause (ROFR), and so we thought it would be useful to survey the features of a right of first refusal clause here.

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