If you’ve been let go from your job and decide to file a claim for wrongful dismissal against your former employer, you must remember that you have a duty to mitigate your damages following your dismissal. What this means is that you have an obligation to look for and obtain new, comparable employment, which would … Continued
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According to ICBC statistics an average of 34,000 hit-and-run incidents occur in the lower mainland each year, 2,100 of which result in injury. In British Columbia hit-and-run victims are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in compensation from ICBC for damages and injuries. Section 24 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act provides a statutory right of action, … Continued
You may have heard about a Representation Agreement before, which is a key legal document that a person in British Columbia needs to plan for their own personal health care. A Representation Agreement is a legally enforceable document that can be used if you are not able to speak for yourself. If you are unconscious … Continued
People often think discrimination applies only to racial and ethnic differences, but as DBM always advises our clients, the BC Human Rights Code covers much more than that. The Code prevents employers from discriminating against potential employees due to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or the conviction of an “offence that is unrelated to the employment … Continued
Unpaid traffic tickets received in Washington State can lead to criminal charges, fine, imprisonment and the loss of your nexus card. If you live in British Columbia and have unpaid traffic tickets from Washington, you could face criminal charges, fine and imprisonment, and the loss of your Nexus card if you are caught driving south … Continued
Choosing to buy strata property is becoming very popular in BC. According to the BC Government’s website, more one million British Columbians living in strata housing, although not all of these are owners. There seems to be, however, some confusion about what exactly strata housing is, and what the rights of strata owners are. At … Continued
If you were a client at DBM, you would hear us talk about wills and estate planning a lot. That’s because, if you have any assets, children or a life partner, there is simply no more important document you can make than your will. Your will makes sure that your precise wishes are carried out … Continued
Have you been hurt in a car accident and are worried you won’t be able to work as long in the future? Does your personal injury mean you now have trouble completing your job at the level you did previously, whether that means you work a reduced number of hours per week or find yourself … Continued
More than in most other regions in Canada, renting is a way of life in the Lower Mainland. Knowing your renters’ rights under tenancy law is important in making sure your living situation is a fair one, especially in Greater Vancouver’s eternally hot rental market. If you need legal representation for your tenancy law situation, … Continued
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