Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help you with your employment issues. We advise on all aspects of workplace rights and obligations arising in workplaces.

Employment law is a complex area and requires an understanding of provincial and federal employment statutes. Our Employment team has dealt with all levels of the BC courts, Human Rights Tribunal and Employment Standards Board.

For Employers

We provide proactive advice and planning services to ensure employers have employment/contractor agreements and policies that are not only effective and enforceable, but also aligned with corporate objectives. We advise on employment related matters such as overtime, averaging agreements, executive compensation, business immigration and stock option agreements, discipline and termination, human rights and accommodation and privacy matters.

We also assist employers with determining severance and notice periods, and developing strategies to minimize expenses while complying fully with provincial and federal regulations.

Our expertise in employment matters include:

  • Executive Compensation
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • Recruitment & Hiring
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Overtime and averaging agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Disputes
  • Termination and Severance packages
  • Human Rights
  • Disability and accommodation
  • Workplace Restructuring
  • Performance Management
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • Employment issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions

For Employees

In the event of a termination, we are here to assist you and to help you achieve a fair result. We advise you of your rights and help you secure your entitlements.

Where the matter proceeds to a hearing, we regularly represent parties before courts and administrative tribunals, including civil actions where termination for cause is alleged. We are here to protect your best interests, because everyone is entitled to be treated fairly.

For employees, we are experienced and skilled in:

  • Executive Compensation
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • Overtime issues
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Severance pay
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Disputes
  • Human Rights