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Rush Crane Guenther is a litigation law firm with extensive experience practicing union-side labour law, civil litigation, workers' compensation law (WCB), and aboriginal rights law. We have long careers dealing with labour arbitrations, representation before the BC and Canada labour relations boards, employment law, including wrongful dismissal, workers' compensation appeals, and judicial review of administrative tribunals. Our civil litigation practise includes disability benefits litigation and contract disputes. The firm represents various non-profit societies, including student unions and societies in the social services field. We also have experience training union representatives in grievance handling, arbitration, workers' compensation representation and contract interpretation. We are able to offer a broad range of legal services to workers and their unions.

Rush Crane Guenther is a litigation law firm with extensive experience in union-side labour law, civil litigation, workers' compensation law (WCB), and aboriginal rights law.

 

Report to BC Fed on WCB


In April 2009, the British Columbia Federation of Labour released a report co-authored by Stan Guenther, Janet Patterson and Sarah O'Leary, concerning the state of the workers' compensation system in British Columbia:

"Insult to Injury - Changes to the BC Workers' Compensation System (2002-2008): The Impact on Injured Workers".

To see the full report, go to: Insult to Injury.

 

2013 WCB Advocacy Workshops

Sarah O'Leary and Janet Patterson, lawyers at Rush Crane Guenther, are offering a series of half day courses on Workers' Compensation Advocacy. Each course focuses on a specialized topic. Courses are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided, at either the Maritime Labour Centre. The courses will consist of 2 hours of instruction followed by a Q and A session over lunch, providing opportunity for networking as well as information and questions. Fee for each course varies from $50 to $140 (incl. HST), including lunch:

October 18, 2013 - Vocational Rehabilitation: What Can You Expect and What Can You Do?

November 15, 2013 - Psychological Injuries: Issues in Evidence and Adjudication

Flyer with detailed course descriptions will be provided in response to email requests (2013 brochure is available here). To register, email or phone Amy Jang (amy@rcga.com / 604-687-5611) noting course and date. Payment should be made by cheque payable to Rush Crane Guenther, marked "WCB Courses", and mailed to #300-111 Water Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1A7, no later than 2 weeks before each course date. Courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled so be sure to register early.

These courses are restricted to staff reps, paralegals and lawyers representing workers through their unions, subject to exceptions at the discretion of the instructors. Please contact Janet or Sarah for further information.

 

 

 

 

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