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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
We recently completed our annual Client Survey and are very pleased with the results. 99% of respondents said that we met their expectations and 99% said they would recommend our services to others! This year’s results are consistent with those of last year. Thank you to all the clients who took time to provide us […]
Vanessa DeDominicis was recently profiled on KelownaNow.com’s In Focus which recognizes people, businesses and organizations that make our city great. What is your name? Vanessa DeDominicis What do you always find yourself saying? Hey mate or Brill …I am originally from England (if you hadn’t guessed!) If you could spend one whole day with anyone […]