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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

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #4 - CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY

Posted: April 1, 2020

Current and accurate as of April 1, 2020

LEASING FAQS FOR COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS

Posted: March 31, 2020

For commercial landlords and tenants, COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges. To assist, Kamil Umar, Partner of Bishop & McKenzie LLP's Commercial Leasing group, has authored a COVID-19 Commercial Leasing FAQs sheet to answer your pressing legal questions.

COVID-19 EMPLOYER INFORMATION UPDATE #3

Posted: March 26, 2020

Current and accurate as of March 26, 2020

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold in Alberta and around the world, businesses are coming to grips with the reality that this situation will likely continue for longer than originally anticipated, and with much more broadly reaching effects.  We are continuing to do our best to stay abreast of the latest developments so that we can assist our clients to navigate these increasingly difficult times.

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