First-Class Representation For All Employment Law Matters

At Overholt Law, we advise clients on virtually all types of employment law matters. The firm has acted on behalf of clients based throughout BC, Canada, and internationally, and maintains a proven track record in this area of law. Overholt Law will work directly with you at all times and keep all matters discreet and confidential.

Employment law issues can be complex. In order to get the best advice, it is important that the lawyer representing you has a full understanding of your circumstances and how the law affects them. The advice that you receive from your lawyer can directly impact the decisions you make for yourself or your business, and costly mistakes can be prevented through proactive legal advice and creative solutions.

A Collaborative Team Effort To Serve You Better

Our team has experience with workplace issues across a wide variety of industry sectors and we are highly familiar with the issues faced by our clients. Our lawyers have comprehensive knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of the law impacting workplaces in British Columbia ensuring that we can assist you and your organization with comprehensive and effective legal advice.

It is important to us that our clients receive personalized attention and access to the lawyers handling their files. We work collaboratively within the office and with our clients to achieve results that are in their best interests, regardless of the level of complexity of the issue.

Comprehensive Employment Law Representation

The employment law services we provide include advice on matters involving:

  • Drafting and reviewing:
  • Compliance with the Employment Standards Act
  • Compliance with the Canada Labour Code and the Labour Relations Code
  • Termination of employment and wrongful dismissals
  • Resignations
  • Employment issues in insolvency
  • Employment issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Fiduciary duties

We offer comprehensive legal representation for clients with regard to employment matters within a business. Each dimension within employment law has its intricacies, and our lawyers have the capability and acquired skills to assist your organization in effectively navigating through obstacles. As frequent speakers on a range of employment law topics, we make it a priority to remain in the foreground of the evolving scope of employment law, so as to consistently provide clients with effective representation.

Book An Appointment With Our Lawyers

To contact the lawyers at Overholt Law please call 778-653-7561 or 877-296-1161. You may also contact our team online to schedule your consultation.

The firm is located in Vancouver, and our lawyers represent clients located throughout British Columbia and beyond. We have the skills to undertake work for clients based in international locations for their legal issues that arise in British Columbia.

Publications

Co-author of Canadian "Employment Litigation Manual", LexisNexis

"Employment and Human Rights Law for Managers" — A Presentation to the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business — October 17-18, 2013

"BC Considers Reform of Workplace Dispute Adjudication" — Focus on Labour & Employment — November 2010

EMPLOYEE BONUSES AND LEGAL PITFALLS

"Workplace Investigations in Difficult Situations", BCLMA Topics Newsletter, Summer 2015

"Parting ways — Departing Employees, Firm Property and Personal Information", BCLMA Topics Newsletter, Autumn 2014 edition

Notable Experience

Defended proceedings brought by discharged employees before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

We successfully represented the ICBC in defending a claim for wrongful dismissal and defamation. The claim included punitive damages and aggravated damages made by a former manager.