This blog provides our views on legislative, regulatory and common law rules and developments that affect employment relations, labour-related business practices and human resources policies in British Columbia. It comments on the impacts of unionization, corporate transactions, restructuring, new technologies and alternate work arrangements. The blog also shares our insights and best practices derived from our experiences in human capital management.
Christopher McHardy’s practice focuses on advising employers on a broad range of issues relating to labour, employment, human rights, privacy and immigration law. A partner in the Vancouver office, Christopher appears in the 2011 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in immigration law and workplace human rights management. Christopher is the Co-chair of the CBABC Human Rights Section, and serves on the CBABC Sections Executive Committee. He is a regular speaker at CBA, CLE, Lancaster House, BCHRMA, Insight and Lorman conferences.
Donovan Plomp maintains a broad labour and employment practice advising employers regarding human resources and labour relations issues, including employee disability, discipline, performance and attendance management. Donovan also represents employers in labour and employment matters such as human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal matters, grievance arbitrations and before labour relations boards. A partner in the Vancouver office, Donovan has appeared as counsel in matters before the B.C. Labour Relation Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Donovan has served as an executive member and Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. Employment Law Section, and is presently an executive member of the CBA national labour and employment law section.