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Can “Frustration of Contract” be Used to End My Employment Without Notice or Severance?

Does the "frustration of contract" doctrine allow employers the right to end employment without giving notice or severance amid a global pandemic? As the pandemic continues to adversely affect business operations, there are several important considerations for both employees and employers, especially when the pandemic continues to threaten operations for the unforeseeable future. One of [...]

Guide to Extend Temporary Layoffs

Have you been laid-off past the maximum temporary layoff period? Understand what options are available to you and how you and your employer can apply together for "variance" to extend temporary layoffs. On August 31st, the BC government published an update on its website stating that employers and employees are now able to apply to [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:45:03-07:00October 20th, 2020|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Loss of a Job|

Legal Considerations for Working Remotely

To slow the spread of COVID-19, many employees are choosing to continue working remotely, where they can practice social distancing. Below we have outlined some of the legal considerations that both employers and employees need to be aware of in order to successfully navigate through the uncertainties of working remotely. WorkSafeBC Rules Regarding Safety at [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:10:42-07:00October 19th, 2020|Covid-19, Tips|

Two Things to Know Before Signing Your Employment Contract (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JZIY2YC4UQ Transcript: Signing an employment contract can be one of the most exciting moments in your career. But there is something very important you must know about restrictive covenants before you pick up the pen. Employees who are too eager to sign contracts that contain restrictive covenants in employment can jeopardize their ability to earn [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:12-07:00September 29th, 2020|Employment Contracts, Law Videos|

Duty To Mitigate (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGxstG2UQP8   Transcript: If you’re fired, and you’re thinking of suing, there is something you have to do. And if you don’t do this, the court can reduce your monetary damages or reduce the amount to which you are entitled. So, what is it that you have to do? You have what’s called “the duty [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:16:44-07:00September 29th, 2020|Law Videos, Wrongful Dismissal|

Office Tour (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCiTgnxET9U Welcome to the Labour Rights Law Office virtual tour! Since 2013, Labour Rights Law has been providing effective, affordable legal advice to individuals, unions, and select small business and not-for-profits. Clients can consult with our lawyers from the comfort of their own home, or visit in-person at the Firm’s innovative workspace located in Coquitlam, [...]

By |2020-11-16T12:27:38-08:00September 29th, 2020|Law Videos|

Congratulations, Rebecca Jackson

All of us at the Firm are pleased to announce today that Rebecca Jackson, our Articling Student has successfully completed the BC Law Society’s Professional Legal Training Course (“PLTC) and, as a result will soon be called to the BC Bar. All of us wish to congratulate Rebecca on this latest success to her long [...]

By |2020-09-23T10:48:48-07:00September 1st, 2020|The Firm|

What is the “duty to mitigate?”

What is the “duty to mitigate?” If you’re fired, and you’re thinking of suing, you have a legal obligation to look for a new job You’ve just been wrongfully terminated from your employment. While you may be experiencing a whole host of emotions right now, you need to be aware that you have a duty [...]

By |2021-05-13T12:14:02-07:00August 27th, 2020|Loss of a Job, Wrongful Dismissal|

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment?

What do I do if I’m working in a toxic work environment? Over the years, laws in Canada have evolved to protect workers from toxic work environments.  Today, more Canadians than ever understand the legal right to a safe and healthy workplace that is free of bullying and harassment or discrimination under human rights law. [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:08-07:00August 20th, 2020|Discrimination at Work, Tips|

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