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Meet Mike Weiler, a seasoned legal professional serving as senior counsel in the Employment & Labour Group at KSW Lawyers (Kane Shannon Weiler LLP). With over 45 years of dedicated practice in employment, labour, and human rights law, Mike brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His specialization includes labor law, providing invaluable assistance to unionized employers in Labour Relations and Union Advice. Mike's extensive experience extends to areas such as governance, shareholders' rights, and corporate defenses. Throughout his distinguished career, he has represented a diverse range of clients, including employers, management, executives, and senior employees.
With a keen understanding of the intricacies of the legal landscape, Mike emphasizes the importance of judgment in navigating the ever-evolving world of employment law. His approach goes beyond a mere understanding of the law; it involves the art of anticipating and addressing the potential ripples of actions taken in the present. As Mike aptly puts it, "When you throw a rock in the pond, you cannot simply look at the splash zone—you must anticipate and consider the ripples." His commitment lies not only in resolving immediate issues but also in helping clients anticipate and respond to future challenges.
Mike's extensive courtroom experience includes regular appearances before arbitrators, the B.C. Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the B.C. and federal Employment Standards Branch and Tribunals, and the federal and provincial Human Rights Tribunals and commissions. He is also well-versed in handling cases before the BC Supreme Court.
Mike serves as general employment counsel for numerous local small and mid-sized Fraser Valley and Vancouver businesses, offering a practical and pragmatic approach to planning and dispute resolution tailored to the unique needs of each client.
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Is your business following HR best practices when it comes to employee accommodation & human rights to prevent legal challenges? Do you want to learn more about Discrimination, Duty to Accommodate, Duty to Maintain Employment, Family Status Discrimination & Disability? The Art of Accommodation - As the employment & human rights law landscape continually evolves, staying informed about new rules and requirements is crucial for employers. Given the upcoming changes in WorkSafeBC and the rising instances of discrimination, harassment, and other human rights claims, we are tailoring our annual seminar to address these pressing topics. Our Employment & Labour Group is delighted to announce The "Art" of Accommodation - Human Rights & Avoiding Discrimination seminar this winter, dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of employee accommodations.
Michael Weiler has helped with many employee resolutions, he is an excellent and experienced lawyer.
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