Employment Law Services
We advise employers and employees on matters including planning and negotiation, executive employment contracts, confidentiality and non-competition issues, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and labour and employment injunctions.
TGC lawyer David McWhinnie, acting for an employer, successfully resisted an attempt by an employee to bring a Human Rights complaint 12 days after the limitation period for doing so had expired. You can read the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal here: 15682 time limit decision (2). In the decision, the Human Rights Tribunal noted … Continued
TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy, acting for an employer, successfully overturned a decision by the Director of Employment Standards that would have treated two employees as labourers rather than farm workers for the purposes of overtime and statutory holiday pay. This decision is significant for the employer and for other employers in the same area and does not appear to have been … Continued
TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy and articled student Ania Konikowski won 20 months’ notice for a 61 year old, long-serving employee in a recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court. You can read the decision here:judge-burke-re-bishop-v-rexel-canada-electrical-inc-12-15-3 Madam Justice Burke rejected the employer’s arguments that the employee had resigned instead of being fired and that … Continued
TGC lawyer Kemily Ho obtained judgment for 12 months’ notice for a 45 year old manager with just under 10 years of service. Madam Justice Beames ruled that the employee was entitled to compensation for the following items on top of his base salary for his notice period: a pro-rata portion of an annual bonus; employer contributions … Continued