COVID-19 Important Information

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COVID-19: Work Sharing

The Government of Canada has recently announced expansions to its work-sharing program. This program is being rolled out on a rapid basis so the following is based on our current understanding and we reiterate that the ultimate decisions for whether employers are covered with these programs rest with the Government.

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| April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Employment Law in Alberta

COVID-19 is forcing rapid action and changes in the legal and employment landscape in Alberta and we are receiving a large number of questions related to employment matters from our clients. 

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| April 1, 2020

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

The Family Property Act – What is it, and why does it matter to you?

Last updated: January 2021 As it is not client-specific, this document is merely information and not legal advice. Before implementing any steps, we urge you to seek legal advice to confirm that those steps are appropriate at the current time and in light of your specific circumstances.

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| December 5, 2019

We are moving, effective Dec 23, 2019

Effective December 23, we will be moving to new office space in Manulife Place. Please update your records accordingly. NEW ADDRESS Suite 2900, Manulife Place 10180 – 101 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3V5 Our contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) remain the same.

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| November 22, 2019

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