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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Legal employment considerations for executives
October 24, 2019

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...

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Cannabis Law

The hemp hype in Canada
October 11, 2019

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...

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures Business Law

Mergers & Acquisitions: the importance of due diligence
October 2, 2019

Written by Nathan J. Roberts 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....

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Client Wins

Big win in court for Carscallen LLP
September 25, 2019

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...

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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Recent changes to employment law in Alberta
September 17, 2019

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...

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures Business Law

Three things to know when buying or selling a business
September 10, 2019

Written by G. Kenneth Little There are a number of legal issues that potential buyers and sellers of an existing business should take into consideration before entering into any...

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employment rights

Negotiating and drafting employment agreements
August 27, 2019

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. ...

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures Business Law Corporate Governance

How a well-drafted USA can prevent shareholder disputes and deadlock
July 30, 2019

Written by Nicholas M. Ramessar. For business owners, a unanimous shareholder agreement (commonly referred to as a “USA”) that is drafted by an experienced corporate lawyer and tailored...

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Cannabis Law

Health Canada launches consultation on "cannabis health products"
July 23, 2019

Written by John M. Davidson In late June 2019, Health Canada commenced a public consultation period on the potential market in Canada for health products containing cannabis. This new...

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Employee leave

Employee leave in Alberta
July 17, 2019

Written by Catherine A. Crang The employment standards legislation in Alberta[1] changed January 1st, 2018. As the first big update to employment standards legislation in Alberta in...

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