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Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB”) benefits available to injured workers

When employees are injured at work, they generally can’t sue employers.  Instead, they can claim workers’ compensation benefits from the workers’ compensation board in their province or territory.  In BC, the workers’ compensation board is called WorkSafeBC. This article explains some of the most important benefits you can qualify for at WorkSafeBC. Many of [...]

By |2022-01-10T22:09:12-08:00January 10th, 2022|Workers' Compensation|

Notice of Rate Increase

Notice to Clients: Due to increased operating costs, we are increasing our hourly rates between 2.9% to 3.5 effective 1 January 2022 ($10.00 per hour). This increase is driven most notably by Microsoft’s 10% across the board increase, as well as increases in other operating expenses including rent, insurance and cost of living.

By |2022-01-04T14:14:58-08:00December 30th, 2021|The Firm|

Organized Crime Association of BC Police Association certified as a trade union by the Labour Board

NOV 26, 2021 - Organized Crime Association of BC Police Association certified as a trade union by the Labour Board We were pleased to be able to assist the Organized Crime Association of BC Police Association with their successful application for certification before the BC Labour Relations Board. We take this opportunity to congratulate the [...]

By |2022-01-04T14:18:11-08:00November 26th, 2021|The Firm|

Labour Rights Law Requires Proof of Vaccination for in-person Consultations

Please be aware that we will require proof of vaccination prior to any in-person consultations in our office. Further, we will require all clients and prospective clients to adhere to our COVID-19 protocol a) to wear masks when social distancing is not practical; b) to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer; and c) [...]

By |2022-01-04T14:18:01-08:00October 22nd, 2021|The Firm|

Paid leave for Covid-19 vaccine eligible to BC workers (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzvgvmwCkFc Also read: Can I get fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine? Transcript: In March 2020, the BC Government amended the Employment Standards Act to allow employees to take job-protected COVID-19 related leave. I’m Rebecca Jackson, a lawyer at Labour Rights Law Office. In this video, I talk about the BC Government’s recent amendment to [...]

By |2021-07-20T14:11:46-07:00July 20th, 2021|Covid-19, Law Videos, Tips|

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVihY_PAiI Also read: Can I get fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine? Transcript: How can clients get the most out of their first consultation? And, afterwards, how can they help make sure they get the best value for their legal fees? I’m Anthony Moffatt, a lawyer at Labour Rights Law Office. In this video, I [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:00:47-07:00June 28th, 2021|Law Videos, Tips|

Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULS: consult a lawyer before accepting substantial changes to their compensation

Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULS: Another recent example of why employees should consult a lawyer before accepting substantial changes to their compensation. The case of Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULC, 2020 BCSC 658, (“Wiltse”) illustrates how unilateral changes to employees’ contracts can lead to constructive dismissal – even where the employment contract suggests the employer [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:29-07:00June 9th, 2021|Employment Contracts|

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