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COVID-19 and Employment Issues

To assist our clients, Sharek&Co. developed a Practice Group to assess the legal issues facing businesses and organizations related to the evolving COVID-19 situation. For more information about this update or to discuss legal issues affecting your organization, please free to contact our office directly.

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Emergency Measures to COVID-19

After the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, the Alberta government has since instituted a public health state of emergency. This Legal Update is intended to give an overview regarding potential legal issues arising from COVID-19 and key considerations as to potential impacts.

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Estate Planning During the Pandemic

Sharek & Co. is practicing social distancing in order to help flatten the curve. The office is presently closed to the general public (although we are taking some appointments) but estate planning consultations can occur virtually, by phone or video conference. We will send you the relevant questionnaire and information so that you can either fill out and return at your convenience or follow along during the virtual meeting. We will do our best to ensure any virtual consultations run as smoothly as possible.

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Suspension of Limitation Periods in Alberta during COVID-19

The Government of Alberta has issued temporary amendments to various legislation during the COVID-19 public health state of emergency. On April 9, 2020, the Minister of Service Alberta issued this Ministerial Order which temporarily affects the Condominium Property Act and regulation ("Act"), the Residential Tenancies Act and various other statutes, for 60 days, or as otherwise directed. The sections of the Ministerial Order that apply to condominiums in Alberta can be found at paragraphs 17 and 18. A comparison table of the changes follows.

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Managing Condos in the COVID-19 Situation

We provide some guidance and proactive measures you may wish to follow as you prepare and protect your condominiums during this public health event. Please note that this is not legal advice, and all situations should be thoroughly reviewed with counsel before measures are adopted.

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Controlling Real Estate Transactions in the COVID-19 Situation

We provide some guidance and proactive measures you may wish to follow as you prepare and protect your buyers and sellers during this public health emergency. Please note that this is not legal advice, and certain situations should be thoroughly reviewed with the opposing agent or broker, client and/or counsel before measures are adopted.

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