Read more on Bill 22 – Retaking Control of BC Forests: The Illusive Public Interest Test

Bill 22 – Retaking Control of BC Forests: The Illusive Public Interest Test

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By Dennis Ryan, Partner and Head of Natural Resources, Lee Turner, Managing Partner, and Nikita Gush, Associate at Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP, Kelowna, BC The British Columbia government recently passed the Forest Amendment Act, 2019 SBC c 31 (“Bill 22”), which received royal assent on May 30, 2019. This paper will provide a background of…

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Read more on The Orphan Well Decision: Implications for the Banking Sector

The Orphan Well Decision: Implications for the Banking Sector

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A case comment by Nikita Gush, Articled Student & Dennis Ryan, Partner and Head of the Natural Resources Group at Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP, Kelowna BC © 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently held that a trustee of a bankrupt company must attend to the bankrupt’s environmental remediation obligations in priority of satisfying…

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Read more on Understanding Constructive Dismissal

Understanding Constructive Dismissal

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Constructive dismissal is one of the most confusing areas of employment law.  Not all employer conduct is sufficient to trigger a legitimate claim for constructive dismissal and conduct that would otherwise seem innocuous may trigger a legitimate claim. What is Constructive Dismissal? Constructive dismissal happens when an employee resigns from their position because the employer…

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Read more on Should Employee Benefits Continue During the Notice Period?

Should Employee Benefits Continue During the Notice Period?

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In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000, requires an employer to continue all benefits during the notice period on termination of employment without cause.  Meaning that on termination, an employee is entitled to all extended health and dental benefits that they had during their employment during the ESA notice period.  This is not the case…

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