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Transitioning From LIBOR In North America: The End of the LIBOR Era Is Not SOFR Away

Posted: October 23, 2020

What is LIBOR?

The era of the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"), the world's most referenced benchmark for short-term interest rates, is scheduled to end by 2022.

PayPal Launching New Service Enabling Cryptocurrency Payments

Posted: October 23, 2020

On October 21, 2020, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (“PayPal”) announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly within their PayPal account. This service will first be available to PayPal accountholders in the U.S. in the coming weeks, with plans to expand the service to select international markets in 2021.

Interlaw Ltd. recognized with “Elite Law Firm Network Status”

Posted: September 14, 2020

Bishop & McKenzie LLP is proud to announce that Chamber and Partners Canada has once again recognized Interlaw Ltd. with “Elite Law Firm Network Status” in it’s latest rankings. Bishop & McKenzie LLP would also like to congratulate our fellow Canadian Interlaw Ltd. Partners: Aird & Berlis LLP, Owen Bird Law Corporation and De Grandpre Chait for the continued dedication to high quality advice and services through collaborative efforts for our clients.

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #9 CEWS CHANGES AND EXTENSION

Posted: July 22, 2020

Current and accurate as of July 22, 2020

On July 13, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program. On July 21, 2020, the Government passed the extension legislation as well as changes to the criteria for qualifying businesses. This update addresses these changes related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on businesses and their workforces.

The Shaky Protection of COVID Liability Waivers

Posted: July 22, 2020

As Canadian businesses begin to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, summer camps, recreational sports teams, and universities have started to require a waiver of liability for contracting COVID-19, a “COVID liability waiver,” before using their services.

Content of COVID-19 Liability Waivers

Generally, the waivers we have reviewed follow a simple structure:

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #8 Temporary Lay Off Period Extensions

Posted: July 10, 2020

Current and accurate as of July 10, 2020

This update addresses recent changes to provincial and federal employment standards legislation related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effects on businesses and their workforces.

We encourage you to reach out to discuss how these changes will impact your business operations.

GROUNDBREAKING DECISION: SUPREME COURT OF CANADA IN UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC. V. HELLER

Posted: June 26, 2020

Robert A. Farmer (Partner, Commercial Litigation) and Victoria C. Lee (Associate, Commercial Litigation)

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a groundbreaking decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v Heller, 2020 SCC 16 ("Uber").

Jeffrey B. Champion Q.C. appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta

Posted: May 4, 2020

Bishop & McKenzie LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Champion, Q.C., a partner in the Edmonton office's litigation group, has been appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #6 - CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY UPDATE

Posted: April 15, 2020

Current and accurate as of April 14, 2020

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #5 - CHANGES TO THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS CODE

Posted: April 7, 2020

Current and accurate as of April 7, 2020

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