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Changes to Law, Major Case Decisions, Industry Trends, & Other Legal Issues

An Update To Our Clients About COVID-19

By Eric Miller
Categories: Blog
Pushor Mitchell strives to provide a safe work environment for its employees, to protect its clients, and cooperate within its communities as we respond to COVID-19

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COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: I am selling my rental unit to a buyer who would like to evict my tenant and receive vacant possession of the property. How will BC’s temporary eviction ban affect our transaction?

By Elise Everest
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
As of March 30, 2020, there are changes to the BC Residential Tenancy Act and BC Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act that will remain in force until our provincial state of emergency ends.

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COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies: Does My Tenant Have to Pay Rent?

By Elise Everest
Categories: Blog, Real Estate
As of March 30, 2020, there are changes to the BC Residential Tenancy Act and BC Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act that will remain in force until our provincial state of emergency ends.

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New Employment Standards Act Protections for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The Employment Standards Act was amended to provide job protection to persons who are ill, need to self-isolate, need to care for their child or other dependent, or whose employer is concerned that the employee may expose others to risk as a result of the COVID-19

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Summary of Relief Packages for Businesses

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
On March 23rd, the British Columbia government announced a $5-billion economic relief plan to support families, businesses and economic recovery in response to COVID-19.

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New Disclosure Requirements for all British Columbia Companies

By Paul Tonita
Categories: Blog, Business Law
As part of a multinational commitment to end hidden ownership of companies, there are new requirements under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the “Act”) regarding beneficial ownership and control of companies which comes into effect May 1, 2020.

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Pre-Judgment Garnishment: A Powerful but Exacting Tool

By Jeremy Burgess
Pre-judgment garnishment is a powerful remedy that allows a creditor to secure their claims by garnishing funds owed to a debtor and holding them in court pending a further order or agreement of the parties.

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Can a Home Inspector Limit Their Liability?

By Jeremy Burgess
When would-be homeowners obtain home inspections, they place a great deal of reliance on the inspection report they receive.

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Province Releases List of Essential Services in British Columbia

By Colin Edstrom
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The provincial government published its list of essential services on March 26th. Essential services are workplaces that are encouraged to stay open by the provincial government.

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COVID-19 – Do You Have An Up To Date Will?

By Vanessa DeDominicis
Morbid? Yes. Timely? Yes. A Will is a “back-burner” thing. Life is busy... but all of a sudden, a global health crisis has hit us all.

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