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|

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|

UPDATED: Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19:  What Employers and Employees Need to Know

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a health crisis can have substantial economic impact.  Many employers and employees are feeling the crunch already.  Most will feel it at some point as the situation continues to evolve. With that in mind, it is important for employers and employees to understand their legal [...]

By |2020-04-30T17:03:59-07:00March 22nd, 2020|Blog, Employment Law, Employment Standards Act|

Government Support Programs for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

The Segev team is wishing you well during these challenging times.  We are working remotely, but we are still at work. We've compiled a list of Canadian Government relief and assistance programs available that we'd like to share with you (and please feel free to share with others!). The following measures have been announced, though many [...]

By |2020-06-03T08:37:20-07:00March 19th, 2020|Announcement, Blog|