Author: Marketing

Reflections On The Journey Through 2020 – COVID-19

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One year ago, my friends and I were deciding on which party to attend to celebrate the arrival of 2020. I imagined the year to come as my own perfect blank slate to fill in with new experiences and happy habitual encounters with friends and family. I took it for granted that 2020 would be… Read more »

The Consequence of Pushing An Employee out the Door

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When running a business and managing employees, an employment contract is incredibly important. Implicit in these contracts are the duties to provide reasonable notice on dismissal and the duty of good faith. An employer may face significant liability if they are found to be in breach of these duties. The article below describes a case… Read more »

Lying About Future Intentions Can Cost You

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Satnam Education Foundation v. MB Dream Construction & Supplies Ltd., 2020 BCSC 1089 When doing business, saying one thing and doing another can sometimes get you into hot water. This turned out to be the case for MB Dream Construction & Supplies Ltd. (MB Dream) who mislead Satnam Education Foundation (Satnam) and hid their true… Read more »

Nowhere to Hide

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The B.C. Business Corporations Act Targets Full Transparency. If dealing with the current pandemic was not burdensome enough, in May of 2019, the BC Provincial Government made changes to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (“BCBCA”) that will require private companies to maintain a new type of record called a transparency register. The register is… Read more »

A New Arbitration Act for British Columbia

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On September 1, 2020, a new Arbitration Act came into force in British Columbia.  This new statue more closely aligns B.C.’s domestic arbitration legislation with the International Commercial Arbitration Act and the standards outlined in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. It contains new provisions on… Read more »

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way: The invaluable power of a Will

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While no one wants to consider their own mortality, having a Will prepared is one of the most important things you can do for your family. With a Will, you decide who will receive your property and assets, and your loved ones won’t be left guessing or arguing over your intentions. Essentially, a Will gives… Read more »

A Wolf in Employee’s Clothing

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To make a business run effectively, we know it takes more than one person. Employers have to hire people to manage the day to day operations of a business. In doing so, employers have to place a certain amount of trust in their employees to do their work honestly and ethically. But what happens when… Read more »

Who Altered the Will, Can You White Out Part of a Will?

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At first glance, a Will may appear to be clearly drafted and easy to interpret. However, small, seemingly insignificant changes to a Will can lead to dramatically different results for the beneficiaries. Beverley May Levesque passed away on August 17, 2018 leaving behind a Will originally created on May 21, 2009. Upon her passing, her… Read more »

Domestic or Sexual Violence Leaves of Absence

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Earlier this year, a bill was introduced in the B.C. Legislature that would, if passed, amend the provisions of the Employment Standards Act relating to domestic or sexual violence leaves of absence. Other changes to that statute relating to COVID-19 have since taken precedence and have been passed, but the proposed amendments regarding domestic or… Read more »