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What does a governing law clause contain?
There are many ways to draft a governing law clause.For our purposes, and to keep things manageable, we will focus on three types of governing law clauses, which will be referred to as: 1) simplified, 2) excluding, and 3) combined clauses. A simplified governing law clause names a governing law jurisdiction, such as Ontario or New York state. It is “simple” in that it is ...
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How does a Canadian court decide which legal system applies to an international contract?
If the proper law of the contract has not been identified in the contract through a governing law clause, and it cannot be inferred from the express or implied intentions of the parties, the court will apply its jurisdiction’s conflict of laws rules to determine which legal system applies to the contract. Where that analysis dictates that another jurisdiction’s legal system ...
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Leading with Impact to Change Your World: The Happiness Factor
Leading with impact can also lead to an increase in happiness in leadership. When leaders are able to make a positive impact in their organizations and communities, they often feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose. By aligning personal purpose with organizational purpose, creating a vision, building high-performance teams, and leading change effectively, leaders can create ...
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Don't Hire Liars. Here's How.
It is in your business’s financial interests to hire only honest people. Here’s why honesty is a crucial quality of every member of your team and how to avoid hiring liars. What is honesty? Above all, honesty is a feeling, a disposition and an orientation toward the truth. Honest employees cannot tolerate lying, fudging data, misrepresenting themselves or their companies, ...
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How is your communication in the workplace?
Effective communication is an essential element of a successful workplace. You will probably need to communicate with lots of different people at work including your colleagues, team, customers, and suppliers and you will be using many communication methods including in person, meetings, online video calls, phone calls, email and social media. How is your communication in ...
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How NOT Updating Your Resume Regularly Can Really Hurt You + Easy to Implement Solutions
How NOT Updating Your Resume Regularly Can Really Hurt You By Shannon Terry, Resume Confidence When is the last time you updated your resume? If it’s been more than a year, I’d say, it’s time. One of the biggest, and frankly most exasperating problems for my clients, that I see ALL the time, is this: they’ve done so much in their work since they last updated their ...