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Michael Howcroft

Awards & Recognition
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2018-2021 (Employment and Labour)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2020-2021 (Labour & Employment)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2020 Edition

  • The Best Lawyers In Canada 2018 (Administrative & Public Law and Labour & Employment)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Employment & Labour)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016 Edition

Professional Activities

Michael is currently a member of the British Columbia Employment Law, Labour Law and Human Rights Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the B.C. Human Resources Management Association.

Michael has also written several articles on various employment law matters.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Working from Home: A Canadian Perspective
    Legal Issues Surrounding the Prevalence of Homeworkers, American Bar Association Midwinter Meeting, March 18, 2021.
  • Speaker: Reducing Legal Risks during Layoffs
    HR Employment Law Masterclass Vancouver, Online, February 16, 2021.
  • Speaker: Cannabis in the Workplace
    Employment Law Implications of Cannabis Legislation, Alberta General Counsel Association, Calgary, Alberta, January 10, 2019.
  • Speaker: Cannabis in the Workplace
    Employment Law Implications of Cannabis Legislation, Alberta General Counsel Association, Calgary, Alberta, January 10, 2019.
  • Speaker: Taking Action on Cannabis in the Workplace - What You Need to Know
    Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Conference, Canadian Institute, Calgary, Alberta, June 21, 2018.
  • Speaker: Taking Action on Cannabis in the Workplace - What You Need to Know
    Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Conference, Canadian Institute, Calgary, Alberta, June 21, 2018.
Media Activities
  • Interviewed: B.C. among few provinces to have specific protection allowing workers COVID-19 vaccination leave
    Interviewed by Zena Olijnyk, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, April 18, 2021.
  • Quoted: B.C. Harshing Cannabis Companie's Attempts to Buzz Workers
    Interviewed by Nick Murray, Peninsula News Review, April 8, 2019.
  • Quoted: B.C. Harshing Cannabis Companie's Attempts to Buzz Workers
    Interviewed by Nick Murray, Peninsula News Review, April 8, 2019.
  • Interviewed: Cannabis Continuing Legal Education Project
    Interviewed by Genevieve Chang, Program Lawyer, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, June 25, 2018.
  • Interviewed: Cannabis Continuing Legal Education Project
    Interviewed by Genevieve Chang, Program Lawyer, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, June 25, 2018.
Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 1999
Law Clerk, British Columbia Supreme Court - 1997 - 1998
LL.B., University of Victoria, 1997
B.A., Simon Fraser University, 1992
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