Legal Insights

Employment Law

Can an employer legally require employees to take off more time than the statutory holidays of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day? Shutting the lights off over the holidays must be done with thought, care, and planning. Rather than asking employees to take vacation time off over the holidays, it may help long-term business goals to give extra paid time off as a bonus.‎Read More

Civil Litigation

What happens if you lend assistance to someone in need and that person ends up in worse condition than if you had not tried to help them? Can the injured person turn around and sue you? In BC, the Good Samaritan Act lays down a foundational groundwork to prevent that from happening.‎Read More

Personal Injury

Victims’ rights have been eroded tremendously to date and the CRT appears to be furthering that erosion through both ICBC and the government. If you are an injured accident victim, you will find it increasingly difficult to navigate the minefield of new legislation and rules imposed by the government and ICBC. As a member of TLABC, RDM Lawyers LLP is actively addressing the issue.‎Read More

Personal Injury

There is a gross imbalance of bargaining power and sophistication between individual car crash victims and insurance companies like ICBC and the CRT. The Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC) believes that from the very outset, the CRT is actively inviting accident injury victims to contact ICBC directly – on their own – regardless of whether or not there are liability issues that would put their legal interests directly at odds with ICBC. TLABC is actively addressing the issue.‎Read More

Employment Law

No one enjoys terminating an employee, especially when there are no concerns or serious allegations. Terminating an employee is a task that should be carried out based on diligence, fairness, and consideration. Basically, a good rule of thumb is to treat the employee about to be terminated how you would like your family member to be treated. This article focuses on the technical procedures associated with termination, rather than the obligations related to severance.‎Read More