Family Status Discrimination in Employment
What is “Family Status Discrimination”? The Human Rights Code (the “Code”) sets out protections for British Columbians. In relation to employment, Section 13 of the Code states that a person
Legal Retainer: what is it and how to preserve it
“Retainer” Explained The term “retainer” can have several meanings: money, a relationship or an agreement. Here we are focusing on a money retainer paid into a law firm’s trust account
Contingency Fees and Litigation: how much is this going to cost me?
The issue of the cost of legal services is a bit of a mystery to most consumers and, more importantly, often consumers cannot afford the price of a lawyer if
Hourly Rates and Litigation: how much is this going to cost me?
Most people never become involved in litigation, and that’s a good thing. However, sometimes people find themselves in need of either pursuing a legal issue in the courts or defending
Impact of Natural Disasters on Contracts
BC experienced its wettest 24 hours in history this week, resulting in the submersion of several communities under water and isolation of several more with mudslides and severely damaged roads.