This is “Dripping Tap”: A discussion of the limited circumstances in which strata corporations may be responsible for repairing and maintaining strata lot property

This is “Dripping Tap”: A discussion of the limited circumstances in which strata corporations may be responsible for repairing and maintaining strata lot property   Sat Harwood, Partner Phone:  604-685-3550 Email:  sdh@lmlaw.ca   A strata corporation generally has no legal duty to repair or maintain, or to pay for repairs and maintenance, to a strata […]

The Basics of Employment Law Every Employee Should Know

Depending on your situation, you can take your employer to court if you are still working for them or after you quit or are terminated. If you are having issues at work, you should try to negotiate with your employer so that you can come up with a solution that you can both agree upon. […]

What You Need To Know About Workplace Harassment

There are a few different types of harassment that can occur in the workplace, and unfortunately, these things do happen. Workplace harassment is a form of discrimination, and it is illegal whether it is verbal harassment or physical harassment based on a person’s sex, race, or religion. Harassment Becomes Unlawful When: • Dealing with the […]

Wrongful Dismissal Vs. Termination Without Cause

The most common cases encountered in employment law are those in which an employee has been terminated from a job and wants to know what their rights are. To fairly assess these cases, it is essential to distinguish between situations of wrongful dismissal and termination without cause. Wrongful Dismissal Wrongful dismissal is when an employer […]

Workplace Harassment: Preventing and Responding to Complaints

Workplace Harassment: Preventing and Responding to Complaints   Naomi R. Rozenberg, Associate Phone:  604-685-3911 Email: nrr@lmlaw.ca     The #MeToo movement has reached a tipping point. Allegations of harassment against executives, politicians, celebrities, teachers, coaches, police officers, airlines, firms and companies are piling up. Workplace harassment is often met with immediate dismissal (or voluntary resignation). A […]

Let’s Be Honest – The Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose

 Let’s Be Honest – The Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose Alex J. Chang, Associate Phone:  604-685-1255 Email:  ajc@lmlaw.ca     The new BC Franchises Act that came into effect on February 1, 2017, imposes duties of disclosure on franchisors to prospective franchisees.  This requirement is the central protection for franchisees under the new Franchises Act. A […]

Recovering Rent From A Commercial Tenant

Recovering Rent From A Commercial Tenant Alex J. Chang, Associate Phone:  604-685-1255 Email:  ajc@lmlaw.ca   A landlord has multiple options to collect rent from a commercial tenant in default. However, these options may be more or less favorable depending on the lease and the economic circumstances of the parties. Taking advantage of one remedy may […]

When should a property owner conduct a contaminated site investigation?

If you own real property and you would like to sell it, or you are contemplating a rezoning application or re-development, you should be aware of your responsibilities under the Environmental Management Act (“EMA”), which regulates contaminated sites in British Columbia. You may be required to prepare and submit a site profile and if necessary, […]

Remediation Cost Recover Actions

If I have incurred remediation costs to clean up contamination on my property, can I recover those costs? The answer is a resounding yes.  Any person, who incurs reasonable costs of remediation of a contaminated site, has the right to sue in court to recover those costs from all ‘responsible persons’.  This is called a […]

Co-Ownership Agreements and the Partition of Property Act

Co-Ownership Agreements and the Partition of Property Act By Alex Chang, Associate with Paul G. Mendes, Partner                                                                            Alex […]