Termination: Notice

DLG Employment

No one likes to fire people. Let me start again: No one, aside from Donald Trump or Mitt Romney, likes to fire people.  For most people, the decision to let someone go is difficult and unpleasant.  If you own or run a business, however, at some point you are going to need to have an unpleasant conversation that ends with …

Directors’ Liability: Welcome on Board

DLG Corporate / Business

Chances are that if you are a professional person, at some point you will be asked to sit on the board of directors of a company.  You may already be a director.  In practical terms, many board members take on a passive role: attending sporadic meetings, reviewing financial statements, and signing off on “routine” resolutions.  Little may be asked of …

To Incorporate or Not To Incorporate?

DLG Corporate / Business

You have a great idea. You are going to cast off the shackles of employment and strike out on your own. You have a sound business in mind: you are going to start a consulting firm or a software design venture or a home-based hair salon. Whatever the business, the first question you will need to ask yourself is: “Should …

You’re Engaged…Now What?

DLG Family

Congratulations, you’re engaged!  What an exciting time…but since you are reading this blog entry and not out celebrating, the initial magic has likely subsided and now you are thinking about what you should do to prudently prepare for marriage, legally speaking.  (Well done.  We like your style.) You don’t have to do anything, of course.  You can just get married …

“Vancouver hookah bar owners fighting bylaw” – 3 December 2011

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http://www.torontosun.com/2011/12/03/vancouver-hookah-bar-owners-fighting-bylaw An article about the legal challenge brought by two hookah shop owners against the city of Vancouver after the city decided to prevent the businesses from allowing their customers to smoke hookahs, despite them having ceased all use of tobacco.

“Pair go to battle for hookah” – 2011

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http://iran-times.com/pair-go-to-battle-for-hookah/ The article includes an interview with DLG regarding a lawsuit brought by two of its clients against the city of Vancouver after the city became determined to stop them from smoking hookahs, despite it being a traditional, cultural practice.

“Bylaw fight burns over Turkish smoking” – 18 August 2011

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http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2011/08/18/18572536.html DLG discusses his clients’ plans to bring a legal challenge to the city of Vancouver’s bylaw which prevents all smoking – whether or not the substance being smoked is harmful – and which infringes on the rights of DLG’s Iranian and Muslim clients to smoke hookahs in public.

“Vancouver hookah lounges resist ban” 13 August 2008

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http://www.straight.com/article-157411/hookah-lounges-resist-ban DLG and its clients discuss the overly broad smoking bylaw enacted by the city of Vancouver which bans not only the smoking of substances which are not harmful, but also bans all burning, and prevents Muslims from smoking traditional hookahs in public hookah lounges.