Blog - December 2020

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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The Different Types of Job-Protected Leaves

Employment Law | December 3, 2020

Most workers in British Columbia are able to take a variety of different types of job-protected leaves of absence from their positions without fearing for their job security. While some...

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Mid Life and Late Life Remarriage: 3 Reasons why you should have a Marriage Agreement

Family Lawyer | December 2, 2020

When two people find love after a divorce or a death of a spouse, their excitement about the new relationship is not always shared by their family members. Mid or...

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