COVID-19 Important Information

COVID-19

COVID-19: Employment Insurance (EI), CERB, and Layoffs in Alberta

We have had a number of inquiries from employers who wish to explore the idea of reducing staff hours and pay rather than proceeding with full layoffs or terminations. Employers are wondering if there is a way to have an employee’s hours and pay reduced, but also to allow that employee the entitlement to apply for EI benefits.

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: A Brief Analysis of Layoffs in Alberta

In light of COVID-19 and many clients executing layoffs, we wish to provide more information regarding the legal framework of layoffs in Alberta.  As this is not client-specific, this article is merely information and not legal advice. 

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Force Majeure

This article aims to provide general advice regarding the applicability of force majeure clauses within the current COVID-19 climate. The information herein is based on articles that have been recently published in Canada regarding contractual performance and COVID-19, as well as basic force majeure principles.

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Frustration of Employment Agreements

In the onset of COVID-19, Bryan & Company’s clients have requested information on frustration of contracts generally, and particularly its application to employment agreements.  The following exploration relates to employment agreements specifically but we would be happy to speak with you about frustration general as well.

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| March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Legal Crisis Management Assistance

We understand that the rapid developments surrounding COVID-19 are deeply concerning to you, your business and your employees. Bryan & Company has assembled a committed crisis management team to be at your disposal for issues that arise as more information comes available to the public.

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| March 20, 2020

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