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  • November 2, 2018
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Sheen Arnold McNeil LLP Lawyers join Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP

The partners of Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP are excited to announce that Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold, and Marcia McNeil will be joining the firm, effective January 1, 2019. Peter Sheen and Susan Arnold will be joining the firm’s Vancouver office,…

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  • April 17, 2018
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Proposed Amendments to the Employment Standards Act

On April 9, 2018, the Minister of Labour introduced the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 6), which proposes amendments to the Employment Standards Act, extending leaves of absence to employees. During leaves of absence recognized by the ESA, employers…

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  • November 27, 2017
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B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies standard for award of aggravated damages based on mental distress in wrongful dismissal cases

The B.C. Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court decision and ruled that the “ordinary psychological impact” one experiences upon being terminated from a job is not compensable as aggravated damages. The plaintiff, Mr. Lau, brought a wrongful dismissal…

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  • August 1, 2017
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New Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) under the Workers Compensation Act, (the “Act”) has been amended to add new provisions requiring an annual written evaluation by the employer of joint health and safety committees, minimum training requirements for new…

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  • July 12, 2017
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Alberta Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Court Decision on Good Faith Requirement when Dismissing an Employee without Cause

The Alberta Court of Appeal has rolled back a controversial trial court decision which had applied recent developments in the law to award damages to a dismissed employee for the lost opportunity to earn a payment under a long-term incentive…

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  • January 5, 2017
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No Resignation + No Failure to Mitigate = Damages

An employee who emailed his manager that he “will not be returning” did not quit, according to a recent BC Supreme Court decision. Mark Bishop was a 61 year old buyer for an electrical products retailer, Rexel Canada Electrical, with…

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  • December 15, 2016
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Court Finds Employer/Employee Relationship notwithstanding Contract between Two Corporations

The BC Supreme Court recently held that a contract between two corporations was essentially a contract of employment and awarded severance on termination of the contract. The court held that Tim Fernback, working through his incorporated entity TCV Ventures Corp….

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