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Constructive Dismissal Revisited

February 21, 2017 While employers have a general right to manage the workplace, they do not have a general right to unilaterally alter important terms in the employment contract. A constructive dismissal arises where an employer's conduct amounts to a repudiation of an employment contract.

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Strata And Owner Insurance Issues

July 16, 2015 So you live in a strata, and your upstairs neighbor installed that new dishwasher he was showing you last week. As luck would have it, he's not the handyman he thought he was, and your suite, and the condo foyer below you, now have a new waterfall feature. How are you and the strata corporation protected?

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Strata Insurance And You

July 12, 2015 Your neighbour, a nice and relatively handy guy, proudly shows you the new dishwasher he picked up on the weekend. He's going to install it himself - how hard can it be?

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Used Vehicles And The Sale Of Goods Act

December 17, 2014 I recently had the opportunity to defend a car dealership in an action where the plaintiff was claiming that they had effectively sold him a lemon because components of the heating and air conditioning system ('HVAC') were not working properly. The plaintiff's claim was that his vehicle was not fit for the purpose for which it was intended under the Sale of Goods Act (the 'Act').

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At FH&P Lawyers we are proud and passionate members of the Okanagan serving and contributing meaningfully to the community in which we live, work & play. As a Firm, we aim to add value to our employees, and the local community, through our involvement with community and charity groups, corporate sponsorship, time investment of our people on Boards and Committees; and through participation at various “Community Days”.

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Season Of Giving Calendar

November 19, 2021 An incredible fundraiser in Kelowna with donations benefiting the KGH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Annual Terry Fox Run
Annual Terry Fox Run

September 16, 2021 FH&P Lawyers will partake in the annual Terry Fox Run. Whether running, walking or riding it's “one day, your way!”

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FH&P Awards John M. Hannah Memorial Bursary
FH&P Awards John M. Hannah Memorial Bursary

September 09, 2021 Each year FH&P Lawyers hand out the John M. Hannah Memorial Bursary Award to one lucky post-secondary student.

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Welcome Clarissa Lester
Welcome Clarissa Lester

August 17, 2021 Clarissa Lester joins FH&P Lawyers as an articled student effective immediately

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Our lawyers lend their expertise and knowledge in the blog posts below. They will keep you up to date and informed on the latest news and information centered around legal matters close to home and across the country.

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The Next Steps for an Executor

December 01, 2021 As an Executor of a Will, what are the first few steps you need to take once that person passes away?

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Looking at the Law after a natural disaster
Looking at the Law after a natural disaster

November 30, 2021 Capital gains exemptions, insurance claims in the face of a natural disaster and a force majeure clause in this episode.

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Introducing the Electronic Will
Introducing the Electronic Will

November 18, 2021 Starting December 1st, 2021 BC will introduce Electronic Wills to the Wills, Estate & Succession Act

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Obtaining Title Insurance For Your Property
Obtaining Title Insurance For Your Property

November 16, 2021 Having title insurance for either your residential or commercial property is very important in the Okanagan.

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Creating a Plan to Achieve Your Canadian Immigration Goals
Creating a Plan to Achieve Your Canadian Immigration Goals

November 12, 2021 Attend the virtual workshop discussing immigration to Canada and/or sponsoring a family member

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Real estate buyer fatigue
Real estate buyer fatigue

November 10, 2021 After an extremely hot market in the Okanagan, home buyers are starting to feel the fatigue of bidding wars.

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Storing Your Estate Planning Documents
Storing Your Estate Planning Documents

November 03, 2021 Once you have your estate planning documents completed, where should you store them?

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Getting a Head Start on your Mortgage
Getting a Head Start on your Mortgage

November 02, 2021 Having a mortgage broker on your side when purchasing real estate in the Okanagan is so important

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Appointing a Power of Attorney
Appointing a Power of Attorney

October 20, 2021 You must appoint your agent while you are still of sound mind and still capable of understanding your assets and your obligations.

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Should Employers Mandate a Vaccine Policy?
Should Employers Mandate a Vaccine Policy?

October 19, 2021 It's a hot topic right now and something employers are dealing with in their business. Is a mandate appropriate?

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