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Articles and resources containing tips for those seeking employment law advice. The content of these articles, and this website generally, is not intended as legal advice and cannot be relied upon as legal advice.

Three-part Series: Appeal Decisions on your Claim

There are two levels of appeal, but mind the time limits! Always carefully read the decisions your case manager makes and that you make an informed decision to appeal before the deadline. We conclude our three-part series with appealing decisions on your claim. In this blog, we also cover the importance of medical evidence and [...]

By |2022-05-03T03:38:11-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Tips, Workers' Compensation|

Three-part Series: Four Useful Tips for Managing your WCB Claim

Part two of our three-part series is about providing you with helpful tips on managing your WCB claim. Below, we introduce four tips that will help you make the most out of your case manager. If your claim is accepted, you’ll be assigned a person who will make most of the decisions about your compensation.  [...]

By |2022-04-20T19:20:30-07:00April 20th, 2022|Tips, Workers' Compensation|

Three-part Series: Help! I need advice on my WorkSafeBC claim!

If you’ve been injured at work in BC, WorkSafeBC benefits can help. If you’re in BC and you get hurt or get sick at work, you generally can’t sue your employer.  Instead, you can claim benefits from workers' compensation. There are a lot of benefits that workers can qualify for.  Things like healthcare benefits so [...]

By |2022-04-16T07:23:02-07:00April 16th, 2022|Tips, Workers' Compensation|

5 Tips for Making a WCB Claim

1) Report your injury to your employer, and your workers’ compensation board (“the Board”) When you’re injured at work, report the injury to your employer as soon as you can. The employer has the responsibility of providing you with first aid if necessary. You should also report your injury to your employer because it’s the [...]

By |2022-03-08T17:26:33-08:00November 30th, 2021|Health and Safety, Tips, Workers' Compensation|

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|

Paid leave for Covid-19 vaccine eligible to BC workers

You may recall that in March 2020, the BC Government amended the Employment Standards Act to allow employees to take job-protected COVID-19 related leave. Recently, the BC Government made another amendment to the Employment Standards Act, to allow employees to take up to three hours off work, with pay, to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This [...]

By |2021-06-01T10:02:02-07:00June 1st, 2021|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Tips|

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

Top 3 ways to get the most value out of your lawyer At Labour Rights Law, we pride ourselves on being approachable and helping clients from all walks of life.  These are two of the reasons why we offer free, half-hour consultations to talk to clients and help them with their employment, labour, and human [...]

By |2020-12-11T11:00:48-08:00December 8th, 2020|Tips|

The law behind “I quit”

There’s more to leaving a job than saying “I quit” and packing your stuff into a cardboard box. Before resigning from your employment, you should consult a lawyer to determine what your legal rights and obligations are - and what rights or compensation you might be giving up by leaving. Do I have to [...]

Recalled or Rehired? – Returning to Work After Covid-19 Layoffs

What are the differences between being "recalled" and "rehired" when returning to work after Covid-19 layoffs? As government restrictions on workplaces are becoming more relaxed, businesses that have laid off their workers due to the pandemic can now begin rebuilding their teams. However, employees who are hired back should be aware of the legalities surrounding their [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:46:24-07:00October 21st, 2020|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Loss of a Job, Tips|

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