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In This Issue - #256 – June 2020

  1. Pushor Mitchell is Pleased to Welcome Claire MacLeod
  2. Extension of Temporary Layoffs to 24 Weeks
  3. Layoffs, Recalls and Terminations – The Aftermath of COVID-19
  4. Childcare, Human Rights and COVID-19
  5. Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Retained Sponges
  6. Calculating Foreign Income For Support Purposes
  7. Failing to Commit a Contract of Purchase of Sale for Real Property to Writing: A Potential Incurable Mistake
  8. Considerations for Construction Projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  9. Tax Complications and Your Estate
  10. UBCO Science Student Teagan MacDougall Recipient of $10,000 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize
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1. Pushor Mitchell is Pleased to Welcome Claire MacLeod

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Claire MacLeod to the firm as an associate lawyer. Born and raised in Kelowna, Claire is excited to now be practicing in her home town. Claire completed her articles at Pushor Mitchell in 2020 after attending law ...

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2. Extension of Temporary Layoffs to 24 Weeks

by Alfred Kempf

Many employers have been worried about the status of their employees who are still on temporary layoff. ...

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Alfred Kempf
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3. Layoffs, Recalls and Terminations – The Aftermath of COVID-19

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

On March 17, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency.  The following day, March 18, 2020, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, declared a provincial state of emergenc ...

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4. Childcare, Human Rights and COVID-19

by Colin Edstrom

Childcare is one of the most difficult areas to navigate for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and daycares were closed forcing many employees to balance working from home with childcare obligations. ...

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Colin Edstrom
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5. Top 25 Medical Malpractice Cases of a 25 Year Career – Retained Sponges

by Angela Price-Stephens

In this series of articles BC and Alberta personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Angela Price-Stephens describes her top 25 notable medical malpractice cases of her 25-year career to date. In this seventh article in the series Angela reflects ...

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Angela Price-Stephens
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6. Calculating Foreign Income For Support Purposes

by Patrick Gaffney

The Child Support Guidelines set the benchmark for calculating income for support purposes.  The Guideline’s objectives ensure recipients and payors of support in similar circumstances are treated similarly across Canada. ...

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Patrick Gaffney
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7. Failing to Commit a Contract of Purchase of Sale for Real Property to Writing: A Potential Incurable Mistake

by Jeremy Burgess

As was discussed in my previous article, Property, Parties, Price – How Far the Court Will Go to Insert the 3 P’s of Real Estate into a Contract, it is critical that parties to a contract of purchase and sale for real property take the time to pr ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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8. Considerations for Construction Projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Mark Danielson

The COVID-19 virus has created uncertainty in the financing for many construction projects. The virus’s impact has caused some lenders to reassess project viability and, in some instances, withdraw financing before or after construction has commenc ...

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Mark Danielson
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9. Tax Complications and Your Estate

by Vanessa DeDominicis

This topic is substantial. This article only touches on one of the issues. Please note that there are potentially numerous tax issues on death and it is very important to discuss these implications with a lawyer and an accountant. ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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10. UBCO Science Student Teagan MacDougall Recipient of $10,000 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Teagan MacDougall, an aspiring pediatrician, graduated this week with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. ...

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