Kristen is a litigation lawyer with a growing practice focused on employment and labour relations, commercial disputes and privacy law. She assists employers in all aspects of labour and employment law, including COVID-19 response, employment standards, developing workplace policies, termination advice and strategy, and handling wrongful dismissal and human rights claims.
In addition, Kristen provides advice to organizations on a variety of privacy matters, including employee privacy issues such as conducting background checks and developing employee privacy policies, and assists on a variety of commercial disputes.
At law school, Kristen served as the Vice President of Student Affairs for the Allard Law Students’ Association and acted as an executive member of the Honey Badgers Women’s Rugby Team. Prior to studying law, Kristen founded her own business creating and selling natural home and body products.
Mining firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks but through incident response planning can minimize the risk of exposure.
Firing a contractor is not as easy or straightforward as it seems. Depending on the relationship, a contractor can be deemed to be an employee. Find out why.
In a recent decision the BC Court of Appeal provided clarity and guidance on the rules regarding the deductibility of employee benefits from wrongful dismissal awards
Join McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group on Wednesday, December 7th for an overview of recent significant legal developments, tips on complying with new and forthcoming obligations under Quebec’s Bill 64, and discussions about hot topics in data management.
BC Privacy Commissioner releases guidance on how federal and provincial political organizations can conform to BC's privacy legislation when campaigning.
An overview of a recent Alberta Privacy Commissioner breach notification decision relevant to employee snooping.
An overview of Alberta's Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner 11-Year Report.
A look at the takeaways from the recent audit of Health Canada's IT systems.
Recently announced updated guidance from the Canadian Center for Cyber Security provides new and important considerations for business activity.
A recent joint investigation of Canadian privacy commissioners provides guidance for organizations using mobile apps.
New federal privacy legislation has been introduced. If passed, Bill C-27 will materially change the legal landscape for privacy and data protection in Canada.
BC Government passed the Anti-Racism Data Act to safely collect demographic information to address gaps in BC programs and services.
New proposed amendments to the Competition Act will criminalize agreements between employers regarding wages, working conditions and hiring practices.
BC Government amends new paid sick leave to entitlement based on calendar year and extends entitlement to unionized employees.
Significant changes to the Provincial COVID mandates announced in advance of spring break.
BC Court dismisses certification application for class action against Facebook for allegedly scraping user data from their messenger app.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has certified litigation involving a group of employees terminated for COVID-19 related reasons as a class action
A discussion of the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision relating to the extension of an interlocutory injunction.
Canada’s provincial privacy regulators have issued orders against Clearview AI forcing it comply with the
recommendations of a 2020 joint investigation.
We will touch on a few notable recommendations to amend PIPA that may affect the processes and procedures of businesses governed by PIPA.
Increased standards for digital credentials improve privacy and global functionality - but what does this mean for businesses who use them?
This article discusses how the anonymized and aggregated data poses risks to businesses, and how to stay compliant with the applicable privacy requirements.
The BC government recently introduced a bill to amend FIPPA that introduces new requirements for managing and protecting privacy.
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