Carscallen Blog

Mandatory reporting of privacy breaches in Alberta

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Dec 3, 2019 2:30:55 PM

Written by Carrie Akister and Theresa M. Nolan

Privacy legislation in Alberta[1] requires that certain privacy breaches of individuals’ personal or health information be reported to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (the “Commissioner”). Breach reporting to the Commissioner can be done using the Privacy Breach Report Form on the Commissioner’s website.

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Topics: Privacy Law

Partition and sale of co-owned property

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Nov 20, 2019 11:02:27 AM

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar

When a relationship breaks down between two or more co-owners of a property, any party has a legal right under the provincial Law of Property Act[1] (the “Act”) to apply to the Court to terminate the co-ownership of the property.

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Topics: Commercial Litigation

Family law changes coming for common law relationships

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Nov 5, 2019 1:13:25 PM

Written by Grant W.D. Cameron and Ryan J. Barata

Changes are coming to family law in Alberta for common law relationships, effective January 1, 2020.

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Topics: Matrimonial law

Legal employment considerations for executives

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Oct 24, 2019 11:28:16 AM

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Theresa M. Nolan

Executive and many key senior employee positions are accompanied by a number of unique legal considerations in the negotiation and preparation of employment contracts.

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Topics: Employment Law

The hemp hype in Canada

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Oct 11, 2019 11:42:11 AM

Written by John M. Davidson

With the annual hemp harvest season across the Prairie provinces recently completed, now is an opportune time to look at the industrial hemp industry in Canada and the regulatory regime it is governed by.

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Topics: Cannabis

Mergers & Acquisitions: the importance of due diligence

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Oct 2, 2019 1:05:45 PM

Written by Sean R. MacLachlan

Conducting a thorough legal, financial and commercial due diligence review is one of the most important steps to take when buying or selling a business (i.e. an M&A transaction).

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Topics: Corporate Expertise

Big win in court for Carscallen LLP

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Sep 25, 2019 11:32:07 AM

Written by Michael B. Niven QC and Theresa M. Nolan 

Carscallen LLP litigators Michael B. Niven and Theresa Nolan successfully represented clients Keith Koebisch and Harry Hodgson (the “Applicants”) in a recent dispute with Rocky View County (“County”) over proposed gravel extraction plans in the case of Koebisch v Rocky View County1 (“Koebisch”) in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

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Topics: Client Wins

Recent changes to employment law in Alberta

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Sep 17, 2019 10:09:51 AM

Written by Hema Ahuja and Michael A. Custer

Employers and employees in Alberta should be aware of important changes made to provincial employment standards legislation effective September 1, 2019. These legislative changes are a result of the newly-elected provincial UCP government’s enactment of Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business (the “Act”).1  

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Topics: Employment Law

Three things to know when buying or selling a business

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Sep 10, 2019 1:10:15 PM

Written by Sean R. MacLachlan

There are a number of legal issues that potential buyers and sellers of an existing business should take into consideration before entering into any transaction. An experienced transaction team will make a significant difference to the purchase and sale process.  These are three important things a buyer or seller should consider about their transaction team when preparing to buy or sell a business. 

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Topics: Business Law

Negotiating and drafting employment agreements

Posted by Carscallen LLP on Aug 27, 2019 8:48:33 AM

Written by Catherine A. Crang and Theresa M. Nolan

Employment agreements are contracts that define the terms, conditions, rights and obligations in an employment relationship.  Employment contracts can be written or oral (or a combination of the two) and can vary widely in scope and detail.  Often, employers will make a written offer of employment to an employee, and once that written offer is accepted by the employee, it becomes a binding written employment agreement

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Topics: employment rights

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