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Pushor Mitchell Lawyer Jeremy Burgess Appointed to COEDC Advisory Board

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Jeremy Burgess has been appointed to the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission Advisory Board for 2018/2019.

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Pushor Mitchell Wraps Up 2017 United Way Campaign with Record Donation

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell lawyers and staff raised over $15,000 during their October 2017 fundraising campaign for United Way. To date they have raised a whopping $213,822.73 for the United Way!

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Pushor Mitchell Lawyer Andrew Brunton Nominated for Top Forty Under 40

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Andrew Brunton, a partner at Pushor Mitchell, is the fifth of 40 honourees for Kelowna's Top Forty Under 40.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell LLP – Zach Pashley

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Zach Pashley to the firm as an Associate Lawyer.

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Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival 2017 – Pushor Mitchell Thunder Dragons

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
The Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival took place on August 26 and 27, 2017 at Tugboat Bay and Pushor Mitchell's Thunder Dragons were there.

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Pushor Mitchell Raises Funds for SPCA

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell's recent fundraising campaign raised $1,312.20 to support the BC SPCA.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell – Patrick Bobyn

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Patrick Bobyn to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell – Justin Dalton

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Justin Dalton to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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Raphael Nowak Winner of Pushor Mitchell $10,000 Gold Medal leadership Award

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Being a top-level student isn’t easy, especially when you’re literally saving lives in your free time.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell – Colin Edstrom

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Colin Edstrom to the firm as an Associate Lawyer.

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Pushor Mitchell Named One of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is proud to be recognized today as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2017.

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Over $5,000 Generated for Canadian Mental Health

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell’s recent mental health fundraising campaign raised $2,632 and a provincial philanthropist

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Patrick Bobyn named Okanagan Rockets General Manager

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Patrick Bobyn has been named the new General Manager of the Okanagan Rockets.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell LLP

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Bryan Fitzpatrick to the firm as Associate Counsel.

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Pushor Mitchell Closed for the Afternoon on April 7th for United Way Day of Caring

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
On April 7th, our offices will be closing at noon to participate in the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring.

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Theresa Arsenault Q.C. is one of Kelowna’s Top 40 Over 40

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Theresa Arsenault, Q.C., a partner at Pushor Mitchell LLP, is the 27th nominee for Kelowna's Top 40 Over 40.

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Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring on April 7, 2017

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for people to volunteer as part of a group.

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Our Top 5 Articles in 2016

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog
Our five most popular Pushor Mitchell articles in 2016.

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Season’s Greetings – Our 2016 Holiday Hours

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff and lawyers at Pushor Mitchell!

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Pushor Mitchell Raised $18,177 – a new United Way Firm Record

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Every year we are awed by our staff and lawyers who step forward to give back to the community.

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Non-Union Federal Employees Score Historic Win in Supreme Court Case

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
In what will no doubt be one of the most impactful employment law cases of the year, the Supreme Court of Canada in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada has found that federally regulated employers cannot, absent economic reasons, terminate a non-unionized employee without just cause.

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Pushor Mitchell – Spreading The Food Bank One Bag Challenge

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Theresa Arsenault, Q.C., Partner at Pushor Mitchell, accepts the one bag challenge.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell LLP – Keith Inman

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Keith Inman to the firm as Associate Counsel.

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Using Summary Trials in a Wrongful Dismissal Action

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The high costs of litigation and the long delays to have a matter heard in court have raised serious concerns with respect to access to justice in Canada.

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Pushor Mitchell Out in Support of YMCA Spin for Strong Kids

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell lawyers and staff were out in support of the YMCA Spin for Strong Kids on May 29, 2016.

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Another Great Reason to Choose Pushor Mitchell LLP – Brian Stephenson

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Brian Stephenson to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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Bhavan Panghali Winner of Pushor Mitchell $10,000 Gold Medal Leadership Award

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Aspiring pediatric physician Bhavan Panghali is among the 1,760 graduates at UBC’s Okanagan campus this week.

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Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell LLP – Eric Ledding

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Eric Ledding to the firm as Associate Counsel.

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Misrepresentation in Employee Recruitment: Feldstein v. 364 Northern Development Corporation

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Employee recruitment, and particularly recruitment for highly competitive positions, often requires a certain amount of salesmanship on the part of recruiters.

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Kelowna Now’s In Focus – Brian Stephenson

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Brian Stephenson was recently profiled on KelownaNow.com's In Focus.

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Increasing Damages for Workplace Discrimination : The Presteve Foods Case

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Across Canada, Human Rights Tribunals have a unique role in our legal system by enforcing protections against discrimination provided by human rights legislation.

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Another Great Reason To Choose Pushor Mitchell

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to announce the appointment of James Paterson as our Managing Partner.

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A Lesson in How Not to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
When an employee is terminated without good legal reason, the employee will generally be entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal.

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Season’s Greetings – Our 2015 Holiday Business Hours

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff and lawyers at Pushor Mitchell!

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Regulating Agri-Tourism and Farm Retail Sales in the Agriculture Land Reserve

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a discussion paper to seek input into a draft Minister's Bylaw Standard to assist local government bylaw development.

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Steven Wilson Appointed a Master of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Steven Wilson has been appointed a master of the Supreme Court of B.C.

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Pushor Mitchell’s Brent Coyne Wins in BC Court of Appeal

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
A recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Radcliffe v. The Owners, Strata Plan KAS1436, illustrates the duty of fair dealing which strata corporations owe to the members they serve.

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Tom Fellhauer Re-Elected as the Bencher of the BC Law Society for the Okanagan

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Tom Fellhauer has been re-elected by acclamation as the Bencher of the BC Law Society for the Okanagan District.

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Terminated? Laid Off? Dismissed? 7 Factors in Assessing Severance Pay

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
We've all heard one of the following stories... An employee in heavy industry is laid off because of a downturn in the economy. Or an office worker is let go because she doesn't get along with her supervisor.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Associate Ginger Holmes

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Ginger Holmes to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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Pushor Mitchell Closed Office for United Way Days of Caring

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
On October 28th, our offices closed for the afternoon to participate in the United Way Days of Caring.

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Congratulations Theresa Arsenault – 2015 Business Leader of the Year!

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
We are delighted to announce that Theresa Arsenault, Q.C. has been selected the 2015 Business Leader of the Year.

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Terminating an Employee on Medical Leave

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Questions concerning disabilities and the duty to accommodate are often misunderstood.

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Chamber October After Hours Sponsored by Pushor Mitchell

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Please join us at the Tree Brewing Institute, 1346 Water Street for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours.

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God, Homosexuality and the Legalities of Refusing Service

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog
For a country founded on principles of freedom, liberty and equality, the United States is having tremendous difficulty grappling with same-sex marriage and LGBTQ discrimination.

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“Can We Talk About Your Health?” : Human Rights and the Duty to Inquire

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
Health information is sensitive. Very sensitive. And given the intimate nature of this information, the BC government has understandably put in place important protections.

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2015 Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Join us for a weekend of fun with a race for everyone at the Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Associate Parveen Shergill

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Parveen Shergill to the firm as an associate lawyer with our litigation group.

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Pushor Mitchell Launches Canadian Trademark Help Website

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, Canadian Trademark Help.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Associate Leneigh Bosdet

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to announce that Leneigh Bosdet has joined the firm and our Family law group.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Associate Elise Everest

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell is pleased to welcome Elise Everest to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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Before You Sign…

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
How many simple documents or forms do you sign each year without reading?

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Yasha Pushak Winner of Pushor Mitchell $10,000 Gold Medal Leadership Award

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
During four years of study at UBCO, Yasha Pushak received more than ten scholarships and awards.

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Kelowna Now’s In Focus – Taryn Moore

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Taryn Moore was recently profiled on KelownaNow.com's In Focus which recognizes people, businesses and organizations.

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5 Steps to Appeal a WorkSafe BC Decision

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
As an employment lawyer, I have met with dozens of people who have suffered a workplace accident and are now fighting for their compensation benefits. Fortunately, there is an avenue for workers to contest unfair decisions from WorkSafeBC. The process is long and difficult, but in many circumstances workers are able to overturn the decision

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It’s Okay To Say I’m Sorry

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
Stand-up comedians and sitcoms have been making fun of Canadians for being polite as long as I can remember. Being known for our niceness is certainly not a bad thing and I wish more Canadian businesses would adopt this philosophy

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Pushor Mitchell Supports Trades Expansion at Okanagan College

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Pushor Mitchell LLP has pledged $30,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation towards the Bright Horizons, Building for Skills Campaign for the complex. Please click here for the full article in the Okanagan College News.

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So What Do I Pay ICBC for Anyway?

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury
If you have had ongoing dealings with ICBC as a result of a car accident than you have likely had the pleasure of dealing with at least two sides of ICBC. Initially the relationship starts off pleasant but as the relationship continues

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Partner Greg Pratch

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
We are pleased to announce that Greg Pratch has become a Partner in the firm effective January 1, 2015. Greg’s practice is in civil litigation and tax litigation.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Partner Vanessa DeDominicis

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
We are pleased to announce that Vanessa DeDominicis has become a Partner in the firm effective January 1, 2015. Vanessa's practice is focused on three areas: Wills and Estates, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property Law.

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Pushor Mitchell Welcomes New Partner Melodie Lind

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
We are pleased to announce that Melodie Lind has become a Partner in the firm effective January 1, 2015. Melodie's practice is focused on tax, trust and estate planning.

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7 Common Questions on Overtime in BC

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Employment Law
The Employment Standards Act provides basic conditions of employment for workers under provincial jurisdiction throughout British Columbia. Although most of these standards are fairly clear, one area of frequent confusion is with respect to overtime.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Firm News
Mark your calendars! Join us for an information packed day with leading edge experts on Friday, May 8, 2015. BrainTrust Canada Association is an Okanagan-based not for profit organization providing community rehabilitation

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Our Top Three Articles in 2014

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog
Here are the three most popular Pushor Mitchell articles in 2014

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