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  • July 22, 2021
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Transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Prevention in the Workplace

On July 1st, 2021, B.C. progressed to Step 3 of the Province’s Restart Plan.  Employers are no longer required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan pursuant to WorkSafeBC requirements. Instead, employers can transition to developing a Communicable Disease Plan (CDP)…

Watch the Webinar: Employment Contracts: What Canadian Employers Need to Know

Watch the Webinar: Employment Contracts: What Canadian Employers Need to Know

On June 15, 2021, a national panel of speakers from Advocates for Employers of Canada (AEC) held an informative webinar for In-house counsel, human resources and labour relations professionals on the latest case law developments, practical tips, and strategies to…

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  • June 3, 2021
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Join us! We are hiring associates in Vancouver and Victoria

Join us! We are hiring associates in Vancouver and Victoria

Looking to join one of BC’s leading labour and employment boutiques? Our strong growth has created an opening for up to two associates based in either our Vancouver or Victoria offices.  We also are open to remote working arrangements. Our…

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  • May 27, 2021
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Employment Contracts: What Canadian Employers Need to Know – Webinar

Employment Contracts: What Canadian Employers Need to Know – Webinar

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Webinar Alert for In-house counsel, human resources and labour relations professionals. Employment agreements are one of the most effective tools employers have at their disposal, particularly when it comes to limiting termination costs and liability. However,…

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  • May 12, 2021
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Sickness Benefits Available to BC Employees

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, federal and provincial sickness benefits have been put in the spotlight. This article reviews the availability of various sickness benefits for employees in British Columbia, including eligibility and the obligations of both employees and employers…

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  • March 8, 2021
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COVID and Discipline in the Workplace

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finally beginning to receive guidance from the courts and other decision makers with respect to disciplinary responses by employers to employees’ failure to take reasonable COVID safety precautions…

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  • February 23, 2021
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Can Employers Mandate Employees to Be Vaccinated?

The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the modern world with extraordinary issues, from government-enforced shutdowns, to mass layoffs, to border closures, and more. The promise of an effective vaccine is fueling optimism but it is also giving rise to new…

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  • February 5, 2021
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PCM Lawyers is Delighted to have Jessica Thomson Join the Firm

Jessica Thomson brings significant management-side expertise to the firm. She provides strategic advice and representation for employers in unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Jessica is listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada™ in the fields of Labour and…

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  • October 14, 2020
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SCC Update – Payment of Incentive Bonuses During the Notice Period

On Friday, October 9, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.[1]  This decision was highly anticipated for its commentary on long-term incentive plan entitlements.Case SummaryThe appellant, David Matthews (“Matthews”) was employed…

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