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Harris & Company | Canada | 17 Feb 2018

How to reduce claims costs under the workers compensation system

When someone asks what type of law you practice and you reply that you have a focus on workers compensation, you are invariably met with a blank stare…

Harris & Company | Canada | 25 Jan 2018

B.C. Court of Appeal confirms income from a second job can be mitigation income

In Pakozdi v. B & B Heavy Civil Construction Ltd., 2018 BCCA 23, the B.C. Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the law of mitigation in relation…

Harris & Company | Canada | 3 Jan 2018

BC Court of Appeal rules that litigants must first raise constitutional issues before administrative tribunals

In Denton v. British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal), 2017 BCCA 40, the BC Court of Appeal recently answered an important question on…

Harris & Company | Canada | 22 Dec 2017

Report on the re-establishment of B.C. Human Rights Commission released

On December 10, 2017, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released his much-anticipated report and recommendations on…

Harris & Company | Canada | 15 Dec 2017

SCC confirms that co-workers with different employers are subject to Human Rights Code

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) confirmed that the BC Human Rights Code’s prohibition on discriminatory conduct in the…

Harris & Company | Canada | 27 Nov 2017

Parliament introduces legislation for workplace harassment for federally-regulated employers

The Federal Government has recently put forward legislation to amend the Canada Labour Code to strengthen the existing framework for the prevention of…

Harris & Company | Canada | 10 Apr 2014

Employee benefit plans: impact of new legislation

On March 31, 2014, the new Wills, Estates & Succession Act (BC) (WESA) came into force. Aside from reminding us all to update our wills, WESA has…

Harris & Company | Canada | 4 Apr 2014

WSBC orders sanctions of over $1 million against Babine Forest Products

A fire and explosion at a BC sawmill causing two fatalities and numerous serious injuries has resulted in WorkSafeBC (WSBC) issuing a substantial…

Harris & Company | Canada | 1 Apr 2014

Reminder: Canada Labour Code amendments in force April 1, 2014

Federally regulated employers should be aware that some of the amendments to the Canada Labour Code contained in Bill C-45, summarized in our article…

Harris & Company | Canada | 21 Mar 2014

Financial penalty for setting up competing business constitutes restraint of trade

The BC Court of Appeal has ruled that a clause requiring a former employee to pay her former employer a prescribed amount for setting up her own…
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