COVID-19 as a Workplace Hazard

With the July 1, 2021, relaxation of most pandemic associated restrictions many individuals have begun returning to the workplace. In light of these circumstances, the Alberta Government has released an update pertaining to COVID-19 as a workplace hazard from an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) perspective.

Acting Honestly: When (In)Actions Can Lead to Breach of Contract - C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45

At the end of 2020, the SCC released its decision in CM Callow Inc. v Zollinger, which greatly expanded upon what it means to “knowingly mislead” the other party in the honest performance of a contract. Since its release, this decision has sparked debate about how parties to a contract are going to accurately and appropriately uphold this newly expanded upon duty in the performance of contracts.

An Opportunity NOT to be Missed

With many employers in Alberta are about to embark upon post-pandemic planning and hiring blitzes to deal with the anticipated re-opening, now is the time to review your existing employment agreements or offer letters to ensure that they reflect current best practices.

COVID -19 and Force Majeure

As the COVID-19 pandemic batters construction projects – sidelining workers, shutting down supply chains, strangling cash flow – owners and contractors alike are scrambling for refuge. Understandably, many are digging through their construction contracts looking for relief. And in those contracts some find, and then try to invoke, force majeure clauses.