This Just Tweeted… US Immigration Updates based on COVID-19

Whether you saw it as a tweet or during a press conference over the weekend, President Trump announced that all social distancing must continue for Americans for at least another month, if not longer. While this isn’t the first or last update on COVID-19 precautions from the President, there has been plenty of mixed messaging […] Read More
March 31, 2020

Contractors and COVID-19: How Far Must We (and Can We) Go to Meet OHS Obligations?

Much has been published in the last few weeks about the obligations of employers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2017, c O-2.1 [OHSA] to ensure that work sites are safe and healthy (and we’ll have more to come about the obligation of employers to protect psychological health and safety during these uncertain […] Read More

The Force Majeure Hit List – 7 Things You Need to Know

The COVID-19 Pandemic has unprecedented and wide-spread impact on commercial obligations. Many business relationships are being disrupted or suspended, and many business deals are delayed or completely cancelled. The global lock-down has companies scrutinizing their rights and obligations, and turning to the back pages of their contracts to check if a force majeure provision is […] Read More

Construction Claims and COVID-19: What is Still Available?

The status of what businesses can remain open, in what capacity, and with access to whom, is ever-changing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For ongoing construction projects, or those for which a party has recently performed work, it is important to remember which claims may be available, and to monitor submission deadlines and […] Read More
March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Immigration and Travel Ban

Less than a month ago, we wrote about business travellers who had their phones arbitrarily searched at the border. Two weeks ago, we wrote about travel insurance for those looking to travel for business or even (gasp) pleasure. Now, travellers themselves (never mind their phones) could be detained at the port of entry, fined, and […] Read More
March 24, 2020

Post-Crisis Planning – What Will You Do When the Crisis Ends?

During a crisis, there are immediate priorities as the situation changes day-to-day and at times, hour-to-hour.  Understandably, post-crisis planning for business owners can often be over-looked.  Post-crisis planning steps that should be taken once the crisis has substantially been resolved and returning to normal operations.  The immediate post-crisis period is fraught with perils and the […] Read More

Convening a Condominium AGM Amid Concerns Over COVID-19?

Spring is typically Annual General Meeting (AGM) season for condominium corporations and with the COVID-19 virus having been declared a pandemic last week, condo boards should consider whether or not to proceed with scheduled AGMs. For many condo corporations, an AGM will be a “mass gathering” that corrals hundreds of unit owners together in one […] Read More
March 18, 2020

Lock Down! Tips for Employers + Businesses Facing the Inevitable

The advice from Canadian public health officials is trending in one direction: increasing self-isolation. Not less. Calgary and Red Deer announced states of emergency earlier this week. Today, Ontario and Alberta followed suit. All levels of government have powers to impose a full lock down. Canadians were warned yesterday when Prime Minister described self-isolation and […] Read More

Sticky Situation: Sticky Note Will Accepted by Alberta Court

While our office remains open during the escalating global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Alberta, we have taken steps to minimize the potential impact of the virus in accordance with our firm’s business continuity plan and the recommendations of the provincial health authorities.  We have accordingly limited non-essential in-person client meetings and have moved them online. […] Read More