October 21 2020 |

PayPal Launching New Service Enabling Cryptocurrency Payments

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.

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October 6 2020 |

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

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.

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October 6 2020 |

COVID-19 Employer Information Update #5 - Changes To The Employment Standards Code

On April 6, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced the immediate implementation of temporary changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (“the Code”). The stated purposes for these changes are to allow businesses to respond to current public health measures while supporting employees’ connection to the workforce and their ability to access federal assistance programs. In addition, these changes are expected to provide businesses with additional flexibility so that they can remain operational during the current public health and economic crisis.

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October 6 2020 |

The Shaky Protection of COVID Liability Waivers

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.

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October 6 2020 |

Groundbreaking Decision: Supreme Court of Canada In Uber Technologies Inc. V. Heller

In Uber, the driver previously accepted Uber's standard form agreement. The agreement contained an arbitration clause, which required the Uber driver to resolve any disputes in the Netherlands. The arbitration process also cost $14,500USD in administrative/commencement fees, which represented most of the driver's annual income.

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October 6 2020 |

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

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 its latest rankings.

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