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COVID-19: Provincial and Federal Benefits for Employees in BC

Up to date as of April 6, 2020. If you are sick Workers Compensation through Worksafe BC If you are a worker, you have three key rights: Right to know about hazards in the workplace; Right to participate in health and safety activities in the workplace; and Right to refuse unsafe work if you believe … Read post

Notice and Termination

Notice and Termination If you are terminated from your employment without cause, you are entitled to some notice before that termination takes effect. There are two ways in which notice can be provided to you: working notice, or a lump sum payment.  Working notice means your employer can tell you on January 1 that your … Read post

Do I Need a Marriage Agreement or a Cohabitation Agreement?

Do I Need a Marriage Agreement or a Cohabitation Agreement? The end of a relationship is difficult. Your emotions may be confusing and intense, you may feel unstable and making decisions becomes challenging. Having a rational conversation with your ex-partner about splitting finances, dividing family property and making parenting arrangements at this time can be … Read post

Subject Removal for Real Estate Transactions

Subject Removal for Real Estate Transactions Subjects can be important parts of many real estate transactions. The subject removal period allows potential buyers to perform their due diligence to ensure they’re fully willing — and able — to make a deal. But there is some confusion as to exactly what this process entails, when it … Read post

Filing a Builders’ Lien in British Columbia

Filing a Builders’ Lien in British Columbia Contracts and payments on construction jobs can become complex webs. Developers hire contractors; contractors hire subcontractors; subcontractors even hire sub-subcontractors. Somewhere along this tangled pyramid, there’s always a chance that someone won’t be paid what they’re owed. Builders’ liens are a means of ensuring that these payments are … Read post