Many employers have been asking how to address an employee’s refusal to return to work.
Here are some general considerations, based on our most commonly asked questions:
Nova Scotia’s Tourist Accommodations Registration Act replaces the old Tourist Accommodations Act, which required accommodation businesses to be licensed. Many short-term rental properties were unable to comply with the strict licencing requirements, and so were in violation of the Act. Under the new Tourist Accommodations Registration Act, most accommodations will now need to register under the Tourism Accommodations Registry (instead of being licensed). The new Act came into effect on April 1, 2020.
As a business owner, it is a terrible feeling to do all the work for a client and then NOT get paid. Not getting paid is not only frustrating, but can also put your business at risk as cash flow is the lifeblood of a small business.
So what can you do to avoid this problem?
As you may know, on March 19th the Nova Scotia Supreme Court adopted an essential service model. An essential service model means that only urgent and emergency matters were being heard by the court.
These are interesting times for our clients. You are certainly still able to buy and sell real estate during the Provincial state of emergency. In fact, lawyers, Realtors, and mortgage professionals have become quite creative in order to ensure that transactions happen as smoothly as possible. In many cases, virtual showings, online mortgage applications and virtual lawyer meeting are all a possibility. That said, there are some considerations when entering into an offer right now.