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Michael Howcroft

Awards & Recognition
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2018-2022 (Employment and Labour)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2020-2022 (Labour & Employment)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Employment Law)

  • 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.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Canadian Updates and Comparisons: Cybersecurity, Employment, and Other Considerations for the Covid-Era, Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study 2021
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17, 2021.
  • 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.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Getting Employment off to a Good Start in Canada
    Interview by Katie Nadworny, SHRM, August 5, 2021.
  • Quoted: New Temporary Travel Restrictions in BC
    Interviewed by Katie Nadworny, SHRM Global HR, May 17, 2021.
  • Interviewed: Canadian Provinces Make Paid Leave Available for Vaccinations
    Interviewed by Katie Nadworny, SHRM Global HR, May 5, 2021.
  • 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.
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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