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COVID-19: Federal and Provincial Assistance for Qualifying BC Businesses

To provide a lifeline for businesses hit hardest by COVID-19,...

COVID-19 Privacy FAQs: Answering the Questions You’ve Been Wondering About

Privacy issues have suddenly been appearing in the news, as we all grapple with COVID-19. What information can be...

BC Extends Deadline for the Creation of Transparency Registers to October 1, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of British Columbia has extended the deadline for non-exempt private BC...

Employment Contract Impossible to Perform: COVID-19 An Unforeseeable Event?

We continue to receive many questions from employers and employees about terminations and lay-offs, so in this blog post...

COVID-19 News: Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Program

Employers of all sizes, including charities and not-for-profit organizations, are now eligible for the federal government’s new Canada Emergency...

CLIENT UPDATE: April 6, 2020 – Working Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

To our valued clients,

Our firm is continuing to operate remotely, with both lawyers and staff working from their homes,...

Summer Student Jessie J. Skinnider Called to the Bar and Appointed to the Firm

Double congratulations to Jessie Skinnider, who was called to the bar on Thursday, March 12th, at a small...

The Disruptive Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses and Performance of Contractual Obligations

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 18, 2020, the...

FAQs about COVID-19 for Employers as of March 25, 2020

We continue to receive calls and questions from employers arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17, 2020,...

BC Government Amends Employment Standards Act Creating Unpaid Job Protection

The BC Employment Standards Act already provides a number of “protected” unpaid leaves of absence, including family responsibility, compassionate...

COVID-19: Five Issues for Commercial Landlords and Tenants to Consider

A state of emergency has now been declared by the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver...

FAQs About COVID-19 for Employers as of March 19, 2020

We continue to receive calls and questions from employers arising from the COVID-19 situation and following recent government announcements.

As...