Back to school special (People's Law edition)

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September 10, 2021

Summer is on the wane. For many, that means a change in life circumstances. Where your legal rights are affected, People's Law School has you covered.

September means a lot of moving in and out

Students are back on campus, which often means new living arrangements. And with signing up for classes and meeting new people, who has time to get up to speed on your legal rights as a tenant or roommate?

Not to worry. Our page on tenant rights is an easy and quick way to know where you stand. It answers common questions, from a landlord's right to charge a damage deposit, to whether and how you can sublet.

Don't shy away from tough conversations at work

The pandemic changed the way we work, thrusting remote and flexible arrangements into the spotlight. Now, as many people are starting to head back to the workplace (be it office tower, warehouse or shop floor), conflict is inevitable. Whether it's about safe work conditions, scheduling issues, or feeling overworked, we can get you grounded on how to approach a hard discussion with your bossCheck out our tips for talking with your employer. They should give you the confidence to take the next step in dealing with a workplace issue. 

Our fall webinar season kicks off

Earlier this year, John-Paul Boyd, KC walked us through the major changes to the Divorce Act as they were taking effect. Now, six months later, we’re hosting a free follow-up webinar where John-Paul will explain how the changes have played out in practice. What impact has it had on individuals involved in family breakups? How has parenting after divorce been affected? Get answers during this town hall style event, where you'll have an opportunity to ask your questions in advance or live. Find out more.

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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