Pension Division: A Review of Part 6 of the Family Law Act, which calls for reforms to how pensions are divided between separating spouses. The report is the culmination of more than two years’ work by BCLI’s Pension Division Review Project Committee, which since 2019 has been examining pressing and emerging legal issues in pension division.
Today the British Columbia Law Institute published its Child Protection Project Committee’s Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Child, Family and Community Service Act.
In this consultation paper the committee is asking for public comment on its proposals to government to reform British Columbia’s main child protection law.
The British Columbia Law Institute has issued a new report containing 86 recommendations for reform of the Builders Lien Act.
Read more at https://www.bcli.org/bcli-issues-report-on-the-builders-lien-act
Get the Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act
BCLI has issued a Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act to gather input from stakeholders and the public at large on detailed proposals for changes to the Act. The Builders Lien Act is a major cornerstone of construction law. It gives contractors, material suppliers, and workers several forms of security for payment for work done or materials supplied to a building site, most notably a lien on the owner’s land. The Act also lets building owners limit their exposure to claims by unpaid subcontractors and workers by maintaining a mandatory 10 percent holdback.
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BCLI recommends reforms to the Strata Property Act’s legal framework for common property, land titles, and fundamental changes
In the Report on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas, the British Columbia Law Institute’s Strata Property Law Project Committee recommends amending the Strata Property Act and the Strata Property Regulation to shore up three key areas that help to define strata properties as interests in land.
Visit BCLI's website for more info and to download the report.
Recommendations contained in the BCLI Report on the Employment Standards Act are reflected in some provisions of the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 8), which had first reading on April 29, 2019. The BC Ministry of Labour media release relating to the bill notes that it incorporates recommendations made by BCLI, in addition to input from other organizations and the public. The Ministry’s media release also contains a link to the BCLI report.
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Kevin Zakreski of the British Columbia Law Institute talks to the Lawyer's Daily about their latest report Report on Governance Issues for Stratas. The Report makes 81 recommendations for reform of stratas.
Download BCLI's Report on Governance Issues for Stratas.
Read the full article by the Lawyer's Daily here.
BCLI has released its Report on the Employment Standards Act. The 300-page report contains 71 recommendations for changes to the Act to address contemporary and evolving circumstances in the 21st-century workplace. The Employment Standards Actapplies to the majority of employees in BC. It sets minimum standards for most aspects of employment relationships except occupational health and safety and collective bargaining.
The British Columbia Law Institute is conducting public consultation on changes to the Strata property Act
The British Columbia Law Institute is asking for public input on proposed changes to Strata Property Act, Strata Property Regulation, and Schedule of Standard Bylaws.
For more info and to participate, visit their project page here.
The Canadian Elder Law Conference is a two-day forum on the law and policy issues impacting older clients, featuring practical skill-based sessions, updates on hot topics, and current research on law and aging-related issues. Elder law multi-faceted, touching on diverse areas of practice including wills and estates, family law, pensions and benefits, healthcare rights, privacy law, and criminal law.
Visit the conference page here for full details.