We have opinions.

And we want to share them. Whether it’s at speaking engagements, in publications or in our blog. Think of this as the MT+Co. highlight reel.

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  • Failing to Communicate Bonus Policy – Employer Ordered to Pay Out Bonus

    Case Brief: Thoma v. Schaefer Elevator Components Inc. The recent BC Supreme Court decision, Thoma v. Schaefer Elevator Components Inc., 2019 BCSC 100 (“Schaefer”), dealt with an employee who was properly terminated with notice, but brought a claim against his previous employer alleging he did not receive the compensation to which he was contractually entitled. … Read more »

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  • Part III – The Neverending Story: The Return of the Canada Labour Code

    We took a short break last week from our four-part series on the legislative changes that could affect you or your business, and we are returning with Part III which addresses the Canada Labour Code. If you are interested in changes to the BC Employment Standards Act, you can catch-up on the changes in Part I. Part… Read more »

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  • Election Day: Your Rights + Obligations as an Employer + Employee

    As you may have gathered from the vicious arguments occurring in your Facebook newsfeed, the Federal election is coming up on Monday, October 21st. Here is a quick refresher on employers’ and employees’ rights and obligations on election day. Employers Required to Provide Paid Time-Off The Canada Elections Act provides that every employee who has… Read more »

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  • Part II – The Neverending Story: The Labour Relations Code Strikes Back

    As we regaled you with our post last week, labour and employment-related legislation in BC and federally has been subject to some major changes in 2019. Following last week’s post about changes to the BC Employment Standards Act, this is the second installment in our four-part series on the legislative changes that could affect you… Read more »

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  • Squaring the Circle – Indigenous Intellectual Property and the Canadian Trademark System

    Indigenous peoples, from time immemorial, have been creating and developing original marks in relation to their respective cultures, social orders, economies, and legal traditions. With property ownership in many Indigenous communities usually contemplated within a shared system, possible gaps arise in Western legal intellectual property frameworks, as these are often derivatives of antiquated colonial statutes… Read more »

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  • The Neverending Story: A Legislative Journey in Four Parts

    Over the past few months, virtually every significant piece of legislation governing BC and federal workplaces has been subject to some major changes. To ensure you’re up to speed, we have prepared a four-part series focusing on the changes to BC’s Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Code, Human Rights Code and the Canada Labour Code. Stay… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. Recognized in Chambers Canada 2020®

    Chambers Canada has released its annual rankings of Canadian law firms and lawyers for 2020.  This year, our firm and three of our lawyers were recognized for their expertise. MT+Co. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm MT+Co. has been recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the area of Aboriginal Law – Representation of… Read more »

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  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Fight Continues

    WE STAND HERE TOGETHER as Tsleil-Waututh people and we say ‘no.’ We say ‘no’ the risk is too great. Our obligation is not to oil. Our obligation is to our land, our water, our people, our life, our snəwayəɬ. According to our snəwayəɬ, our law, this project represents a risk that we the Tsleil-Waututh people,… Read more »

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  • Grand Theft Articling

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s recent decision in Acumen Law Corporation v. Ojanen highlights that even lawyers can benefit from speaking to employment lawyers before terminating an employee. Case Overview Acumen Law is a Vancouver law firm that specializes in defending individuals charged with criminal offences while driving. The Plaintiff, Ms. Ojanen began working… Read more »

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  • 3 MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020

    We are pleased to announce that 3 of our lawyers have each been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, and have been recognized in multiple practice areas including Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Rob Miller in… Read more »

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