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About Sebastien Anderson

As a recognized member of the law community, he is frequently invited to make presentations on a wide variety of topics to professional colleagues in law, to labour relations professionals and practitioners, and to union officers, stewards, and members. For more than 17 years he has participated in the Canadian Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral program to make access to justice more available and affordable.

Please join us in celebrating the grand office opening for Labour Rights Law

Please join us in celebrating the grand office opening for Labour Rights Law. Ribbon cutting will begin at 1:00 pm and Councillor Fred Hulbert of the Kwikwetlem First Nation will be attending to conduct a First Nation's Blessing Ceremony at 2:15 pm for our new innovative office space. Please drop in and meet our lawyers [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:08:57-07:00April 26th, 2019|The Firm|

What is Employment Insurance?

Employment Insurance, often referred to simply as EI in Canada is a type of benefit that provides individuals who are unable to work for various reasons with temporary income support.  Employment insurance in Canada is often broken down into various types of EI including regular benefits, self-employed benefits, sickness benefits, and benefits for seasonal workers.  [...]

By |2021-07-05T11:15:59-07:00April 18th, 2019|Loss of a Job|

Types of Workplace Discrimination

Types of workplace discrimination comes in many forms. Fortunately, we live in an era where companies, employers, and even employees are more sensitive to the myriad forms of discrimination and are also more likely to take steps to eliminate this insidious workplace behaviour. Still, despite the very simple definition of employment discrimination, it can be [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:17-07:00March 17th, 2019|Discrimination at Work, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

The Importance of Wills and Estate Planning

It’s not the easiest reality to consider, but all of us will eventually face death.  When it comes to preparing for our inevitable end, many of us have already considered what will happen to our money, possessions, and remaining family when the time comes.  Uncomfortable as it is, the importance of wills and estate planning [...]

By |2021-01-19T16:57:39-08:00February 21st, 2019|The Firm|

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’ - When Pierre Lemaitre graduated in red serge in 1986, he was shipped to B.C., far from his Quebec upbringing. Location didn’t matter: he had his Stetson and his Strathcona boots — he was a Mountie. This was the realization of a lifelong dream. With an aching [...]

Can You Get Fired for Refusing to Work Overtime?

In British Columbia, Canada, the Employment Standards Act defines the minimum standards of employment that apply to most workplaces in the province. Every province in Canada will have similar acts that outline expectations of employers and employees, though these standards may vary from one place to another. While the Employment Standards Act provides guidelines for [...]

What to Look for in a Labour Lawyer

Employees and employers across industries and including freelancers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and contractors seek labour lawyers to provide advice on every step of the employment process. Labour lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to ensure your rights are protected whichever side of the coin you land on. If you are experiencing workplace challenges, setting out [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00December 22nd, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm, Tips|

Human Rights Law in Canada

Canada is a country that provides its citizens with a wide range of rights and freedoms.  In 1977, the Parliament of Canada passed the Canadian Human Rights Act that intends to define rights and freedoms that apply equally to all its citizens regardless of their personal identities.  In other words, no matter your sex, sexual [...]

Anthony Moffatt has accepted our offer to join the Firm as an Associate Lawyer!

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Moffatt has accepted our offer to join the Firm as an Associate Lawyer commencing Wednesday, 3 January 2019. Anthony obtained his LL.B. from UBC in 2006. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007, and was called to the BC Bar in 2010. Since 2011 he has [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00November 13th, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm, Uncategorized|

What are the Benefits of Employment Insurance?

In Canada, employment insurance (EI) is operated by the government and provides temporary income assistance for eligible employees who cannot work.  There are different types of benefits offered through EI in Canada including regular benefits and special benefits.  Of course, as with any kind of insurance, there are specific eligibility requirements.   Let’s take a moment [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|