Author: Alfred Kempf

Alf Kempf is a senior litigator whose practice focuses on labour and employment law as well as commercial and insolvency matters. He provides pragmatic advice and guidance on legal matters…

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The very conservative government of Ontario has introduced a bill called the Working for Workers Act.
Some important changes to the Worker’s Compensation act have come into effect.
COVID-19 has posed great challenges for employers who are facing an interruption, modification, or perhaps even a closure of their businesses.
Many employers have been worried about the status of their employees who are still on temporary layoff.
The Federal Government announced today a new Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program intended to assist businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
Courts in Canada have largely shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic except for emergency cases.   What does this mean for a civil dispute that you might be involved in?
Organizations are suddenly facing economic uncertainty given the new and far reaching consequences of COVID-19.
Employers and Employees are pondering their rights in light of the Corona virus. We have set out some of the questions that might arise and our answer to same.
A recent case in BC illustrates the danger of employers using restrictive covenants that are too broad.
In my practice I frequently receive inquiries from workers in their forties to sixties who are seeking assistance with old injuries.
We often see cases in our office where a client presents a situation where an employee has behaved in outrageous fashion.
We are frequently asked about “settling with the Board”. Our response is that you cannot settle with WorkSafeBC.

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