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Work Now, Grieve Later for Unionized Employees

What should I do if my boss tells me to do something that is not part of my regular job? If an employee disagrees with a manager’s decision, they generally have to follow the order first and then address their concern through the formal complaint process provided under the collective agreement, i.e., the grievance procedure. [...]

By |2023-05-30T12:49:33-07:00May 30th, 2023|Health and Safety, Labour Relations, Tips|

Bill 24 makes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a Statutory Holiday in BC: What does that mean for unionized workers?

A recent Bill passed by the Provincial Government (“Bill 24”) has taken the important step of recognizing a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, one of the many calls to action established by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The purpose of the new statutory Holiday, which will be on September 30th each year, is to [...]

By |2023-05-26T16:04:49-07:00May 25th, 2023|BC Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations|

Everything you need to know about BC’s new pay transparency law

The government of British Columbia has introduced Bill 13 (the “Bill”), containing proposed legislation for pay transparency. The Bill’s stated purpose is to identify and eliminate pay differences among groups of workers and address systemic discrimination in the workplace. The Bill will require employers to publicly disclose information about compensation for employees of different genders. [...]

Jury awards $96 million to mom whose son and husband died on I-75 while driving to funeral

Labour Rights Law is pleased to announce that our founding partner, Sebastien Anderson, was retained to provide expert evidence by the Plaintiff’s U.S. law firm in this record-breaking $96M judgement in a wrongful death suit in Detroit, Michigan. The Defendant, a Canadian trucking company in the business of interprovincial and international transportation, claimed that under [...]

By |2023-05-11T07:14:35-07:00April 26th, 2023|The Firm|

B.C. Mountie takes RCMP to court over dismissal of harassment complaint

Follow the link to the Global News article here featuring Sebastien Anderson of Labour Rights Law. 

By |2023-05-01T07:49:26-07:00March 29th, 2023|The Firm|

Sebastien Anderson of Labour Rights Law puts City of Coquitlam to task for “subverting democracy”

Yesterday (June 21), a judge at BC Supreme Court in Vancouver immediately dismissed part of a petition that, had it been successful, would have seen residents cast ballots in September and October. Madam Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick tossed out an order sought by Coquitlam residents Neal Nicholson — a former city councillor — and Wayne Taylor [...]

By |2023-05-27T11:32:34-07:00June 23rd, 2022|The Firm|

Tens of millions worth of art seized from Oak Bay dealer in fraud investigation

Tens of millions worth of art seized from Oak Bay dealer in fraud investigation - Labour Rights Law has been retained by an artist to recover 17 pieces of his artwork valued at more than $75,000, from Winchester Galleries Ltd. and Calvin Lucyshyn as part of the millions of dollars of artwork seized by police. [...]

By |2023-05-27T11:37:55-07:00April 29th, 2022|The Firm|

Annual Paid Sick Days for BC Workers

Effective January 1, 2022, eligible BC employees who have worked for at least 90 days for their employer can take up to five paid days of paid leave for personal illness or injury. The five days do not have to be taken consecutively. Employers may make reasonable requests for “sufficient proof” of illness “as soon [...]

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|