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In This Issue - #257 JULY 2020

  1. Extending Temporary COVID-19 Layoffs Beyond August 30, 2020
  2. Did You Dismiss Your Employee or Did They Resign? A Recent Example of Resignation
  3. What Is A Life Estate?
  4. Inform your Insurer of Material Changes in Risk or You Could Lose Coverage
  5. BC Business Corporations Act Allows for New “Benefit Companies”: A Benefit for More Than Just the Shareholder
  6. Employers’ Costs to Rise with WorkSafeBC Changes that Increase Insurable Earnings
  7. Brian Stephenson Nominated for Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40
  8. Kelowna Right for Angela Price-Stephens
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1. Extending Temporary COVID-19 Layoffs Beyond August 30, 2020

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

On June 25, 2020, the province introduced regulatory amendments to allow temporary layoffs to continue for up to 24 weeks, or until August 30th, whichever comes first. ...

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2. Did You Dismiss Your Employee or Did They Resign? A Recent Example of Resignation

by Claire MacLeod

When an employee voluntarily resigns from their employment they cannot successfully sue their employer for wrongful dismissal. However, determining whether an employee has actually resigned is not always straightforward. ...

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Claire MacLeod
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3. What Is A Life Estate?

by Vanessa DeDominicis

A life estate is the ownership of property/land for the duration of a person's life. ...

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Vanessa DeDominicis
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4. Inform your Insurer of Material Changes in Risk or You Could Lose Coverage

by Jeremy Burgess

On January 21, 2014, Mr. and Ms. Schellenberg suffered losses when a building on their property was damaged by a fire. ...

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Jeremy Burgess
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5. BC Business Corporations Act Allows for New “Benefit Companies”: A Benefit for More Than Just the Shareholder

by Patrick Bobyn

Recent changes under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) as of June 30, 2020 have resulted in the formation of a new type of company know as a “benefit company”. ...

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Patrick Bobyn
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6. Employers’ Costs to Rise with WorkSafeBC Changes that Increase Insurable Earnings

by Mark Grabas

The BC NDP are moving forward with proposed changes that claim to modernize the Workers’ Compensation Act. ...

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Mark Grabas
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7. Brian Stephenson Nominated for Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Brian Stephenson, an associate lawyer at Pushor Mitchell, has been nominated for Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40. ...

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8. Kelowna Right for Angela Price-Stephens

by Pushor Mitchell LLP

Angela Price-Stephens visited Kelowna for a few months in 1994 between law school and the start of her legal career. It took her 25 years, but she finally made it back. ...

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