Publications

New “Transparency Register” That Your BC Private Company Must Prepare by October 1, 2020

By: Douglas G. Cottier

This article was updated on April 16, 2020, to reflect the new deadline for the...

BC Privacy Law Prohibits Social Media Searches During Hiring

By: RBS

As an employer, have you reviewed a candidate’s social media profile? If so, you could be in breach...

Include Mandatory Policy Language or Face Severe Consequences

By: RBS

The British Columbia Supreme Court in PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company...

Joint Assets as a Planning Device – Tool or Trap?

By Arielle Lavender and RBS

Joint assets are a topic shrouded in misinformation. It has been over a decade since...

Employer Health Tax 101

In this latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, we assess the Employer Health Tax introduced...

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act Worth Knowing

Our latest article in our BC Workplace Blog, we provide an overview of the important amendments made to...

I Thought You Were Pushing Me Out – BC Court Finds Employee’s Erroneous Beliefs Not Constructive Dismissal

In Michelle Quinn’s latest blog post found on our BC Workplace Blog, she reviews the recent BC...

Significant Changes to the Trademarks Act of Canada

Bill C-31 received Royal Assent in June, 2014 and will finally come into force June 17, 2019 which will result...

Insurance Policies Aren’t Special! Costs and the Duty to Defend In BC

By: C. Nicole Mangan

In a recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision, West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical...

Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act Summary

By: Benjamin Hagen

The Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on November 27, 2018. The...

Practical Effects of Cannabis Legalization

By Georg Reuter and RBS

Cannabis is legal and many physiotherapists are understandably wondering how this will affect their practice. The general answer...

Mitigating Due Diligence Issues Within a Business Transaction

Co-authored by Sze-Mei Yeung and Douglas G. Cottier

Due diligence allows a potential buyer or investor to evaluate,...