26 March 2020

Workplace “Privacy Tips” during COVID-19

Sarah Hentschel

*** UPDATE: On March 26, 2020, the B.C. Minister of Citizens’ Services signed an order under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, permitting the disclosure of health information by health care bodies and public bodies in certain circumstances related to COVID-19. Health care bodies may make disclosures for the…

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18 March 2020

Employment Obligations During the COVID-19 Crisis

Watson Goepel LLP

On March 17, 2020, the Province of British Columbia declared COVID-19 a “public health emergency”. The realities of a global pandemic could not be foreseen just a couple of months ago. Now, it is impossible to read the news or scroll through a social media feed without being overwhelmed with information about the pandemic. Among…

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15 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Watson Goepel LLP

Dear clients and friends of Watson Goepel LLP, As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we wish to assure you that we have taken a pro-active approach to ensure business continuity for our valued clients should matters escalate. Our priority is the health and well being of our clients, professionals, and communities, and therefore, we…

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9 March 2020

Ryan R. Lee, new Managing Partner of Watson Goepel LLP

Watson Goepel LLP

Watson Goepel LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan R. Lee as the firm’s new Managing Partner, effective March 1st, 2020. He follows in the footsteps of Thomas G. Keast, Q.C., who served in this leadership role for over a decade. Tammey George, Watson Goepel’s Chief Operating Officer states, “On behalf of the…

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5 March 2020

Full disclosure: What private companies need to know about BC’s new Transparency Register

Cameron Funnell

On October 1st, 2020, significant amendments to the British Columbia Business Corporations Act (the “Act”) will come into effect (this was initially scheduled to be May 1, 2020, but the date was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). These amendments require every private company incorporated under the Act to maintain a “transparency register” listing all…

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7 February 2020

Common pitfalls for family law clients

Laurence S. Klass

Published in The Lawyer’s Daily, Partner Laurence Klass outlines some of the common mistakes made by separating and divorcing couples that he encounters in his practice. Examples include selling the family home and splitting the proceeds equally without considering the implications, DIY separation agreements, failing to recognize time limitation periods, and more.

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