COVID-19 and Constructive Dismissal

This blog post discusses employment law as it applies to provincially regulated non-unionized workplaces in British Columbia. Information in this blog post may not be accurate with respect to federally regulated workplaces, unionized work places, and workplaces located outside of British Columbia. Due to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic downturn, employers are looking for ways [...]

By |2020-07-17T10:59:37-07:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Employment Law, Employment Standards Act|

Remote Signing of Estate and Personal Planning Documents during COVID-19

As we have seen, COVID-19 has greatly disrupted services which must be conducted in person, and these include signing your will, power of attorney, or representation agreement. BC law requires that these documents be witnessed and specifically precludes signing them electronically.  As such, it seemed uncertain how persons needing them could create these documents while [...]

By |2020-06-17T09:00:08-07:00June 16th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Wills & Estates|

Announcement: Segev LLP’s Physical Office Re-opening June 1, 2020

The Segev Team is excited to announce we will be fully re-opening our physical office on Monday June 1, 2020. The office will be open during our regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We are fortunate to work in an office with enough space to allow our team and our clients [...]

By |2020-05-29T09:17:10-07:00May 29th, 2020|Announcement, COVID-19|

Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) Set to Open on May 25, 2020

The Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced that the online application portal for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program for small businesses will open on May 25, 2020.  Furthermore, it has provided additional details about the program and the application process.  The full details regarding the program and the application process can [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:33:55-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Announcement, Blog, COVID-19|

COVID 19 Relief for Technology and Video Game Companies

May 5, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and provincial government have developed numerous programs and made various amendments to existing programs, to assist in bringing relief and support to affected businesses and individuals. To make the process even easier for those seeking assistance, we’ve prepared a brief summary of the funding [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:41:10-07:00May 5th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Technology|

Federal Government Announces Rent Relief Program Covering Up to 75% of Rent Costs for Small Business Owners

April 24, 2020 The Federal Government announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle with all the provinces and territories to provide rent relief for small business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is called the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) plan, and it has the potential to provide small [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:12:38-07:00April 24th, 2020|Announcement, Blog, COVID-19|
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