Workers Compensation Coverage for Workers Working Remotely Outside of BC

This article is intended to alert BC-based employers to a potentially significant liability exposure that may arise if they find themselves with BC-based workers who are working remotely in other jurisdictions. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many employees working from home. In some cases, employers have learned that, rather than working from their BC-based residences, … Continued

Workers’ Compensation in BC: An interview with Alan Winter

Harris & Company LLP partner Alan Winter has been named the 2021 Best Lawyers® Workers’ Compensation “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver. This year marks the fourth time Alan has been recognized with the distinction, which is the result of an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. We sat down with Alan to learn more about his specialized … Continued

The BC Government Introduces Bill 23 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020

Following the BC government’s recent modernization of the Workers Compensation Act in April of this year, the Minister of Labour introduced the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020, for first reading on July 14, 2020. The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020, has more significant substantive implications for employers’ management of compensation claims and occupational health and … Continued

Amanda Alberti joins Harris as an Associate

Amanda Alberti, an experienced Vancouver litigation lawyer with a background in workers’ compensation matters, has joined Harris as an Associate. Amanda has assisted clients in a variety of civil litigation proceedings at levels of court in British Columbia, as well as in workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety matters before the WorkSafeBC Review Division … Continued