Miller Thomson has a long and successful record in assisting clients in relation to workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation/workplace safety and insurance. When necessary, we represent employers in protecting their interests in all types of litigation concerning health and safety and workers’ compensation issues. Our team practices in employment law, human rights, labour relations and environmental regulation – areas where Miller Thomson is a recognized leader.
Workplace safety regulation has grown exponentially and fines for convictions have increased significantly. With Bill C-45, workplace health and safety has taken on a criminal law dimension. A cornerstone of our practice is to provide proactive support, advice and guidance, permitting senior management to make sound decisions or develop policies that minimize the risk of non-compliance and potentially expensive and protracted tribunal or court proceedings.
Our expertise includes:
Health and Safety
- Due diligence
- Designing and implementing compliance systems
- Internal audits
- Policy development
- Written and oral advocacy to safety inspectors, arbitrators, labour boards and safety tribunals
- Appeals of orders
- Defending prosecutions
Workplace Harassment, Violence and Bullying
- Policy development
- Advocacy before arbitrators, human rights tribunals and the courts
Workers’ Compensation/Workplace Safety and Insurance
- Claims management
- Early and safe return to work policies
- Re-employment obligations
- Assessment of modified duty requests
- Employer classification, registration and premium issues
- Written and oral advocacy in relation to boards and tribunals
Paul Devine comments on a WorkSafeBC ruling concerning the death of a roofer at the vacation home of former BC Premier Gordon Campbell.
He is interviewed on CBC Radio in Victoria and Vancouver, and quoted in the Vancouver Sun.
Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber speak at the HR Undefined Event on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber present at the HR Undefined 2018 event put on by CPHR Alberta on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace on April 11, 2018.
Gerald Chipeur, Q.C. & Cole Lefebvre speak on managing your duty to accommodate in the workplace
Gerald Chipeur Q.C. and Cole Lefebvre speak at Infonex 13th annual event; Managing Your Duty to Accommodate: keeping up with the latest, significant changes in workplace accommodation August 22-23 2017 in Calgary, Alberta.
Edmonton Occupational Health and Safety Seminar: What All Employers Need To Know
Tom Duke, Jill Wilkie and Dan Stachnik host a complementary breakfast seminar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. This seminar will focus on recent changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Workers Compensation Act. Date: Tuesday, May 15,...
Calgary Occupational Health and Safety Seminar: What All Employers Need To Know
Laura Mensch, Stephen Torscher and Teri Treiber host a complementary breakfast seminar on Thursday, May 17, 2018. This seminar will focus on recent changes to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Workers Compensation Act. Date: Thursday, May 17,...
Droit de l’emploi : Quoi faire lorsque vous devenez un employeur?
Votre entreprise connait une croissance exponentielle et vous songez embaucher? Vous avez mis des processus RH en place mais vous doutez de leur efficacité? Participez à ce « Lunch & Learn » d’une heure présenté à La Gare|Espace collaboratif et...
Coffee Talk: Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions
Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group hosts a complimentary webinar/audio conference on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions”, presented by David Tsai . This Coffee Talk will include a discussion of...
Edmonton Construction Seminar – Update
This seminar focuses on: Claims Avoidance Contract Drafting and Risk Management Workplace Health and Safety, and Workplace Conduct Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Holiday...