Employment & Labour Law

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Our Employment Law & Labour Group lawyers advise businesses and individuals throughout British Columbia on all employment and labour related matters. See the full description of our Services below.

We want to empower our clients with the knowledge to make the right decisions in their workplace. We do this by educating employees and employers on their rights and obligations and tirelessly working with them to achieve the outcome that meets their objectives.

The modern workplace is ever-changing and presents novel challenges for both businesses and individuals. We can help not only to protect your interests but to give you the edge you need to come out on top.

OUR SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Vancouver.

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KSW Lawyers - Serving the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Legal Services for Employers

KSW Lawyers - Serving the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Legal Services for Employees

WHY CHOOSE KSW LAWYERS?

We are versatile. Just as our knowledge is broad, so is our skill-set. Our preference is to resolve disputes as early as possible through careful consultation, advice, planning. In this regard we are trusted advisors and skilled negotiators. However, when the other party is not willing to resolve matters fairly, we put on our robes and go to Court. We are seasoned litigators in all levels of Court and familiar with the rules and regulations specific to every federal and provincial workplace tribunals. If the tribunal decision isn’t favourable, we are experienced in judicial review too.

We are experienced. Recent changes in the legal industry are creating many new employment lawyers. We have been doing this for a long time and have over 65 years of experience between our four team members.

We are local. We live in the communities that we serve. We care about those communities and take part in them every day through participation in local events, chambers of commerce, and pro bono activities. Living and working locally allows us to provide the quality of service of a downtown law firm but at affordable rates.

KSW Employment & Labour Group is here to empower our clients in the workplace.

Our Employment & Labour Group lawyers include: Chris DrinovzMichael WeilerMelanie BoothJesse DunningJunki Hong and Alejandra (Ale) Henao.

Leading Lawyers Skilled in Workplace & Employment Law Advice

“All of my questions and concerns were clearly and professionally addressed. Your expertise in cases such as mine was well worth the investment. You have been prompt in your research, accurate in evaluating situations and sympathetic to the stresses involved. I am completely satisfied in the results and will not hesitate to contact you, should I require your services again.”

Heinz Wieduwilt

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OUR EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR GROUP LAWYERS
Chris Drinovz

Chris Drinovz

Partner

Michael J. Weiler

Michael J. Weiler

Melanie D. Booth

Melanie D. Booth

Jesse Dunning

Jesse Dunning

Junki Hong

Junki Hong

Alejandra (Ale) Henao

Alejandra (Ale) Henao

“I was directed to Christopher D. Drinovz to assist with wrongful termination and severance negotiation. Chris went out of his way to ensure I understood applicable laws and process and helped me to negotiate a much better settlement than I was originally offered. Chris is highly recommended and is now my go-to lawyer for all employment related needs. Chris was even kind enough to review a new offer from another employer and ensure I didn’t end up in a similar situation I had with my last employer. Being proactive is the name of the game and understanding employment law can be a huge challenge. If you have questions or concerns regarding your employment situation look no further than Chris and KSW!

Aly Abji

“My partner and I run an independent insurance adjusting company. Chris created our employee contract, which he crafted for our very specific needs. Chris was committed to ensuring we had the most customized document, catering to both our company and our employees. He was dedicated, personable, flexible and timely. His knowledge and service was extremely professional. We highly recommend Chris Drinovz and his team’s services to anyone.”

David Clenahan CIP

CEO, CLENLAW INVESTIGATION & ADJUSTING INC

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HR Done Right! Tips from an Employment Lawyer

Our Employment & Labour Lawyers provide tips and answer top HR questions regarding management and legal compliance at the workplace received from Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals.

Are Electronic Signatures (E-Signatures) Valid?

For centuries, writing your name (usually in cursive) has been proof enough that you agreed to be bound by a contract. Widespread adoption of electronic signatures (aka e-signatures) is changing the landscape. While some documents require extra security, like witnesses or notarization, but most of the contracts you would have signed in ink 20 years ago now only require a few clicks of a mouse. 

Expedited Workplace Closures: New BC Public Health Order (updated April 28, 2021)

Our Employment Lawyers review the New BC Public Health Order (effective April 12, 2021) putting employers at risk for Expedited Workplace Closures. | KSW Lawyers

BC COVID-19 Response FAQs for Employers

Our Employment Lawyers answer top Employer questions regarding BC Covid19 response, vaccinations at workplace, employees following public health orders and more. | KSW Lawyers

Employee’s Opinion on Mask Wearing Not Protected Under the BC Human Rights Code – Tribunal Dismisses Claim Against Employer

Our Employment Lawyers summarize recent BCHRT decision confirming that an employee’s objection to wear a mask, based on his opinion was not a belief protected by the Human Rights Code. | KSW Lawyers

Alberta Court Rules 20% Reduction in Compensation in Response to COVID Pandemic = Constructive Dismissal

Our Employment Lawyers summarize recent court decision where Employer’s implementation of a COVID-19 related Cost Reduction Program amounted to constructive dismissal. | KSW Lawyers

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