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4 March 2024


Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Employers may not think of domestic violence as a workplace issue. However, legislation across Canada creates obligations for employers in the workplace relating to domestic violence. Generally, employers are aware that in BC WorkSafe occupational health and safety legislation requires businesses to provide a safe a workspace as possible for their employees. In 2023 WorkSafe…

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6 February 2024


WorkSafe Premiums: Risks to an Employer of the Uninsured “Independent” Contractor

Who Requires WorkSafe BC Coverage Employers are usually familiar with the legal requirement to obtain WorkSafe BC coverage for their employees. However, businesses are actually required by law to ensure that all “workers” performing work or services for their business are insured by WorkSafe BC. Establishing what type of work requires WorkSafe coverage involves some analysis as “worker” is…

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new partner announcement cameron funnell

2 January 2024

Welcoming Our Newest Partner, Cameron Funnell.

Watson Goepel LLP is pleased to welcome its newest partner, Cameron Funnell, to the firm’s Business Law group, effective January 1, 2024. Cameron’s distinctive approach to managing intricate transactions is shaped by his exceptional attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and commitment to fostering strong relationships with clients and colleagues. He has over a decade of…

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4 December 2023

Watson Goepel LLP Contributes to a Healthier Future Through Gold Sponsorship with The Richmond Hospital Foundation.

The Richmond Hospital Foundation, a registered charity committed to building a better and healthier future for the community of Richmond, BC, has been a beacon of hope since its establishment in 1987. Through donor funding, the foundation has supported the purchase of the most urgently needed medical equipment and the latest technologies, fund capital infrastructure,…

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