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Focusing on Western Canada

2024 Legislative Changes Impacting Manufacturers

Manufacturers are affected by government legislative changes regularly. Come join us to learn more about the current changes that are impacting your business. Whether you are in BC, AB, SK or MB, this webinar will cover topics all manufacturing businesses should be aware of.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:30am PST

PART 1: Legislative Changes (20 minutes)

Pay Transparency on the rise

  • Review the basis of B.C.’s Pay Transparency Act
  • Pay Transparency legislation ready in Ontario

Bill 41: Changes at WorkSafe BC

  • Employer’s duties to cooperate and maintain employment effective January 1, 2024

PART 2: Case Law (20 minutes)

Shalagin v. Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership, 2022 BCSC 112

  • Surreptitious workplace recordings result in just cause for termination
  • Discuss issues around recording in the workplace

South West Terminal Ltd. v. Achter Land & Cattle Ltd., 2023 SKKB 116

  • Established contract for sale of 86 tonnes of flax
  • Consider the potential contracts of employment created by casual oral or email discussions during recruitment and hiring


Joshua Ghatak is a labour and employment lawyer at Cooperwilliams Truman & Ito LLP in Vancouver, BC. He graduated law school at Western University in 2020 and articled in Toronto at Canada’s largest management-side labour and employment law firm from September 2020 to April 2021. After working for a year as an Associate under a sole practitioner in Toronto, Joshua relocated home to Vancouver in February 2023 to start working at Cooperwilliams Truman & Ito LLP. Having worked in Toronto and Vancouver and for both employee and management side law firms, Joshua has a strong grasp of current workplace in both regions and the forces underlying both sides of a workplace dispute.

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