As of January 1, 2022, employers in British Columbia are required to provide a minimum of five paid sick days each year to all employees covered by the BC Employment Standards Act (the “Act”). This announcement has been anticipated by many employers in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has placed a spotlight on the…
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, as of September 13, 2021, British Columbians are required to demonstrate proof of vaccination to access several events and services. In the wake of this announcement, many employers and employees are left wondering whether their workplace will be able to implement similar requirements for employees to have had…
There are some people out there that can proudly boast “I have never been fired.” Unfortunately for many people this is not the case. Termination of employment is a great cause of stress in many peoples’ lives. The fear of being terminated often weighs in the back of employees’ minds. We spend the majority of…
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WHAT IS Employment Law?
Through years of practice, Pihl Law Corporation has developed an effective approach to dealing with employment and labour disputes by developing a program that provides our clients with ongoing advice and support to properly avoid legal problems and competently manage risks. Whether you operate a large production facility with hundreds of employees or own a small family business, we can provide effective legal solutions that address your individual needs.
We help our clients address important questions that unfortunately are often initially overlooked and that arise after a lawsuit has commenced, such as:
- Was sufficient notice of termination provided?
- Was reasonable severance offered?
- Was there just cause for the employee’s immediate termination?
- Were any actions contrary to employment standards or human rights legislation?
We represent clients in a broad range of industries including retail, construction, manufacturing, education, health, financial, mining, and transportation. We have experience in dealing with both unionized and non-unionized environments and can assist with grievance arbitration, allegations of unfair employment practices, employment contracts and agreements, severance issues, workplace policies, employment standards, and pension administration and management.