Michael H. Korbin

Michael H. Korbin: Attorney with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
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Biography

Michael practises labour and employment law. He represents employers in all aspects of labour and employment law disputes, including arbitrations, labour board hearings, human rights matters, workers compensation matters, employment standards matters, and wrongful dismissal actions. Michael has acted as counsel for employers in several industries and sectors, including post-secondary institutions; newspapers; supermarkets; transportation companies; printing companies; beverage companies; telecommunications companies; biotech companies; occupational health and safety employers; real estate agencies; and retail and service sector employers. Michael knows more about hockey than anyone else in the firm, especially Jeff Kay.

LEGAL RECOGNITION

•Chambers Canada Ranked Lawyer (2018)
•Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2018)
•The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)
•Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (BV)
•Called to the British Columbia Bar (1995)

Related News

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21 August 2018

Farris Partner Michael Korbin Contributes Employment Guide to FWE Newsletter

11 June 2018

23 Farris Lawyers Named in the 2018 Lexpert Directory

04 May 2018

43 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

22 August 2017

Benchmark Litigation Canada Ranks Farris as “Highly Recommended”

10 April 2017

42 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

11 August 2016

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Labour & Employment
  • Human Rights Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604 661 9330  Phone
604 661 9349  Fax
www.farris.com
University Attended:
Trent University, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Victoria, LL.B., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
1995, British Columbia
Reported Cases:
Decisions: Arbitration Decisions: Disciplinary matters: Overwaitea Food Group LP -and- UFCW 1518 (dishonest meat return); (July 19, 2017 - Arbitrator Andrew C.L. Sims, Q.C.); MVT Canadian Bus, Inc. - and - ATU Local 1724 (DriveCam); (March 5, 2014 - Arbitrator Christopher Sullivan); Overwaitea Food Group - and - UFCW Local 1518 (threat of extreme violence); (September 5, 2012 - Arbitrator Mark Brown); Contracting Out and work assignment disputes: University of British Columbia - and - CUPE 2950; (March 28, 2017 - Arbitrator Gregory J. Mullaly) - Student Health Services - Flex Time Grievances; University of British Columbia - and - CUPE Local 116; (March 10, 2011 - Arbitrator Wayne Moore); University of British Columbia - and - CUPE Local 116 - and - IUOE Local 882; (March 24, 2009 - Arbitrator Christopher Sullivan); Disability related disputes and attendance management: Overwaitea Food Group LP - and - UFCW Local 1518; (February 16, 2012 - Arbitrator Vincent L. Ready); Appeal dismissed; BCLRB No. B180/2012; Reconsideration dismissed; BCLRB No. B278/2012; University of British Columbia - and - CUPE Local 116; (October 24, 2008 - Arbitrator Christopher Sullivan); Layoff and severance pay matters: University of British Columbia - and - AAPS; (October 14, 2016 - Arbitrator Karen Nordlinger, Q.C.); University of British Columbia - and - AAPS; (December 20, 2012 - Arbitrator Colin Taylor, Q.C.); Postmedia Network Inc. - and - CEP Local 2000 - and - VVING Local 30223; (February 28, 2012 - Arbitrator Christopher Sullivan); Management rights and other miscellaneous disputes: University of British Columbia - and - AAPS; (January 22, 2014 - Arbitrator Heather J. Laing) - Preliminary Objection, Policy Grievance re: Article 9.1.8.; Overwaitea Food Group - and - UFCW, Local 1518; (December 12, 2011- Arbitrator Colin Taylor, Q.C.) - Specialty Department Closure and Key Personnel Interpretation; AAPS - and - University of British Columbia; (January 16, 2008 - Arbitrator Chris Sullivan) - the right to terminate without cause; Liability to the Union for Refusal to do Work: Victoria Times Colonist, a Division of Canwest Publications Ltd. - and - Victoria-Vancouver Island Newspaper Guild, Local 30223 (Telus - Hot Edict); (November 29, 2010 - Arbitrator Rod Germaine); Estoppel: Victoria Times Colonist, a Division of Canwest Publishing Inc. - and - Communications Workers of America/Canada (N. Boerma and B. Cox Grievance); (January 4, 2010 - Arbitrator Christopher Sullivan); Labour Relations Board Decisions : University of British Columbia - and - CUPE Local 116; BCLRB No. B154, 2009 (Review of an Arbitration Award); Abbotsford Times, a Division of Canwest Mediaworks Publications - and - CEP Local 2000; BCLRB No. B86/2009 (Section 54 and mitigation); Abbotsford Times, a Division of CanWest Mediaworks Publications - and - CEP Local 2000; BCLRB No. B13/2009 (Unfair Labour Practice complaint, common employer application, successorship application, and section 54 complaint); Court Decisions : Ferrari v. University of British Columbia; 2014 BCCA 18, Appeal dismissed of 2012 BCSC 1173, stay of proceedings; AAPS v. University of British Columbia; 2008 BCCA 337; Appeal dismissed of 2007 BCSC 766 - severance pay issue; Wightman Estate v. 2774046 Canada Inc.; 2006 BCCA 424; appeal dismissed of 2005 BCSC 1393 - frustration of employment contract due to disability; Judicial Review Decisions : Routkovskaia (Ront) v. FPI Fireplace Products International Ltd.; 2011 BCSC 144; Appeal dismissed; 2012 BCCA 141; Evans v. University of British Columbia; 2008 BCSC 1026; Human Rights Tribunal Decisions : Courquin v. Inuktun Services Ltd.; 2017 BCHRT 166; Miller v. Integrated Health Clinic (No. 2); 2017 BCHRT 43; Sara Wilcox v. University of British Columbia and others; 2014 BCHRT 228; Azad v. Starbucks Coffee and others; 2013 BCHRT 195; Mr. H. v. MVT Canadian Bus; 2012 BCHRT 107; Olga Routkovskaia (Ront) v. FPI Fireplace Products International Ltd.; 2009 BCHRT 95; Evans v. University of British Columbia; 2007 BCHRT 348 - Judicial Review at 2008 BCSC 1026; Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal Decisions : University of British Columbia; (July 13, 2012) - WCAT - 2012-01858 - avoidance of double recovery
ISLN:
909755629

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (1 review)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0

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Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Vancouver, British Columbia

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