Christopher McHardy: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Christopher McHardy

Partner
Vancouver,  BC  Canada
Phone604-643-5918

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Practice Areas

  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Employment
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration - Corporate
  • Labour
  • Life Sciences
  • Privacy
 
University University of British Columbia, B.Comm., Honours, 1997
 
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 2000
 
Admitted2001, British Columbia
 
Biography

Christopher McHardy* is a partner in the Vancouver Labour & Employment Group. He advises employers on a broad range of issues relating to labour, employment, human rights, privacy and immigration law. His experience includes:

· advising US clients on labour, employment, privacy and immigration laws in connection with establishing business operations in British Columbia;

· advising employers on, and preparing and negotiating, employment and consulting agreements, restrictive covenants; workplace policies, employee handbooks and other employment-related documents;

· advising on labour and employment issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing;

· advising employers on union certification drives and applications, decertification applications, unfair labour practices and collective bargaining; and representing employers in collective bargaining;

· defending employers against employee claims in provincial and superior courts, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board, labour arbitration boards, the Workers' Compensation Board and its Appeal Tribunal, the Privacy Commissioner and other administrative bodies;

· representing employers in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes;

· advising employers on human resource management practices, privacy laws, union avoidance, and employee hiring, layoffs and terminations; and

· advising and assisting organizations and individuals with immigration matters, particularly work permits, Provincial Nominee Program applications and permanent residence.

Mr. McHardy appears in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of workplace human rights.

Mr. McHardy received his B.Comm. (1997 Honours) and his LLB (2000) from the University of British Columbia. Mr. McHardy has focused his practice on labour and employment matters since his call to the BC bar in 2001.

*denotes Law Corporation

 (Also at Calgary, Alberta Office)

 
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The B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal And Online Dispute Resolution: Will It Work For Your Business?
Julia Bennett,Christopher McHardy, July 17, 2014
This fall, British Columbians will have a new option for resolving small claims disputes. The new Civil Resolution Tribunal will use a mix of online platforms, telephone, videoconferencing, mail and in some cases, in-person meetings, to resolve small claims matters under $25,000 and certain strata...

Costs in Human Rights Cases: Keeping Complainants Honest
Christopher McHardy, February 11, 2014
The BC Human Rights Tribunal has the power to order costs in favour of an employer. It uses this power very infrequently, but it is an important deterrent to frivolous complaints and helps to protect the integrity of the process. We discussed the use of costs in an earlier post.

WorkSafeBC Announces Increase in Workers’ Compensation Premiums for 2014
Christopher McHardy, August 13, 2013
WorkSafeBC recently announced that there will be rate hikes again in 2014. This will mean that most employers in British Columbia can expect to pay higher premium costs for the second year in a row. WorkSafeBC projects that employers will pay an average base premium rate of 4.8% more in 2014. ...
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Christopher McHardy

777 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 1300
VancouverBC V7Y 1K2
 

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