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Read more on Understanding Constructive Dismissal

Understanding Constructive Dismissal

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Constructive dismissal is one of the most confusing areas of employment law.  Not all employer conduct is sufficient to trigger a legitimate claim for constructive dismissal and conduct that would otherwise seem innocuous may trigger a legitimate claim. What is Constructive Dismissal? Constructive dismissal happens when an employee resigns from their position because the employer…

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Read more on Should Employee Benefits Continue During the Notice Period?

Should Employee Benefits Continue During the Notice Period?

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In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000, requires an employer to continue all benefits during the notice period on termination of employment without cause.  Meaning that on termination, an employee is entitled to all extended health and dental benefits that they had during their employment during the ESA notice period.  This is not the case…

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Read more on The New NAFTA – USMCA: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth of the BC Wine Industry

The New NAFTA – USMCA: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth of the BC Wine Industry

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(A commentary by Nikita Gush, Articled Student and Dennis Ryan, Partner and Head of the Natural Resources Group, Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP, Kelowna, BC © 2019) A new NAFTA? On November 30, 2018, the US, Canada, and Mexico signed a new North American free trade agreement called the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). …

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Read more on Pushing the Limits on Reasonable Notice, an Ontario Court awards 30 Months’ Notice

Pushing the Limits on Reasonable Notice, an Ontario Court awards 30 Months’ Notice

TagsArticles, Divorce, Employment Law

While the general rule of thumb for the maximum reasonable notice that a court will award to a terminated employee hovered around 24 months. Regardless of the length of service or other factors, the line in the sand for maximum reasonable notice has slowly eroded over the past few years, particularly in Ontario Courts.  This…

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Statutory Building Schemes

TagsArticles, Real Estate and Transactions, Strata Property Law

When Is a Statutory Building Scheme No Longer Enforceable? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is, “it depends”. A statutory building scheme is a document that is registered on title to properties within a subdivision imposing terms that limit what a homeowner can do with his or her property. Statutory building schemes can be very…

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Read more on Kelowna Commercial Real Estate Property In High Demand for Cannabis Industry

Kelowna Commercial Real Estate Property In High Demand for Cannabis Industry

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With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, commercial real estate property and commercial leasing are in high demand for businesses seeking to operate legal cannabis dispensaries in Kelowna and throughout Canada.   The Cannabis Act ensures a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis. In British Columbia, local, provincial and federal laws dictate…

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Read more on Changes to REDMA for the Assignment of Contracts

Changes to REDMA for the Assignment of Contracts

TagsArticles, Business Law, Real Estate and Transactions

Effective January 1st, 2019 there will be new changes to REDMA (Real Estate and Development Marketing Act). The changes pertain to the assignment of contracts for developments like Ella, One Water, Brooklyn, and other strata condos in town. With these new changes, if a purchaser wants to assign their contract before they complete their purchase…

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Our Kelowna lawyers represent clients throughout the Okanagan Valley and the rest of BC. We have a diverse practice, from personal injury representation or wills and estate planning to commercial business law or real estate transactions.

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