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Who is Excluded from the Employment Standards Act?

Employment Law | January 21, 2021

The Employment Standards Act was designed to protect employees and employers throughout British Columbia by outlining the required standards for wages and working conditions; however, there are several occupations and...

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What Does a Real Estate Lawyer do at Closing?

Real Estate Lawyer | January 21, 2021

Buying a home can often be a stressful process. Choosing to hire a reputable real estate lawyer like the ones from Linley Welwood to help with closing on a new...

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The Future of ICBC

To understand the future of ICBC, it is important to understand the role of ICBC and history of ICBC claims in BC. When we buy car insurance, we are paying...

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How Much Notice Does an Employee Need to Give When Resigning?

Employment Law | December 22, 2020

The term “two weeks’ notice” is an incredibly common one within employment scenarios. It denotes the customary minimum amount of time that is expected to give to an employer when...

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What Counts as an Employment Contract?

Employment Law | December 22, 2020

Whether you are an employee or an employer, it is important to know what counts as an employment contract in BC to ensure that you are aware of your legal...

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How Long After a Death Should a Will be Filed?

Wills | December 17, 2020

Anyone who is in possession of an original signed will of a deceased person is required by law to file the will with the probate registry of BC after receiving...

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What Kind of Maternity or Parental Leave am I Entitled to in BC?

Employment Law | December 17, 2020

Canadian law dictates that new parents are legally entitled to a certain amount of time off. In British Columbia, the Employment Standards Act ensures that most workers are entitled to...

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Are Employers Allowed to Change Their Employees’ Responsibilities?

Employment Law | December 17, 2020

Whether you are an employer hoping to have a member of your staff cover some new responsibilities or an employee being asked to change your duties, it is important to...

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Two weeks into the Land Owner Transparency Act: What do we know so far? What do land owners need to do?

Business Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer | December 16, 2020 | Written by Mark Warkentin

As we have written previously, the Land Owner Transparency Act came into force on November 30, requiring all land owners to comply with transparency requirements. This means for land being...

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Am I Legally Required to Work Overtime if Asked?

Employment Law | December 3, 2020

Working overtime is often a great opportunity to bolster one’s income, but it can also be a major inconvenience. While some employers do not offer overtime, for others it can...

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