Shafik Bhalloo

Academic Director
Associate Professor of Practice, Strategy
LL.M (Osgoode Hall) 2004; LL.B (UBC) 1989; BA (Honors) (SFU) 1986

Burnaby Room: WMC 4391
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.4523

Email Address: sbhalloo@sfu.ca

Company Website: http://www.kornfeldllp.com/lawyers/shafik-bhalloo/

Curriculum Vitae: View
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Biography

Shafik Bhalloo is an Associate Professor of Practice and Academic Director, Undergraduate Business Programs.

Shafik teaches commercial law, business ethics and employment law courses.  He has a keen interest in student engagement in his courses and tries to bring his real world legal experiences in class to assist students in understanding the subjects he teaches.

Shafik is a two-time recipient of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honour at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. In 2013 and 2018, Shafik was chosen by the Teaching Awards Committee for this honour. The terms of the Award  allow a previous winner to be eligible after a 4 year break.

Shafik is also a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and a former partner of Koreld LLP (2000 to 2016) and currently a legal counsel with the same firm.  Shafik's practice is focused in the areas of corporate commercial litigation, general civil litigation and labour and employment law.

Born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Shafik completed an Honours B.A. at Simon Fraser University and received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1989. In 2004, Shafik obtained his Masters of Law degree with a focus on e-Business from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Shafik has acted on litigation of multi-party commercial/corporate and securities cases. He has also prosecuted and defended personal injury claims, fire and casualty claims, breaches of sale of goods, as well as real estate contracts and negligence claims against insurance and real estate companies, agents and brokers.

In his labour and employment practice, Shafik has represented numerous large and small companies in labour relations matters including grievances, collective bargaining, certification applications and employment terminations. He appears before the Labour Relations Board in certification applications and unfair labour practicei complaints, and before the Supreme Court of British Columbia on wrongful dismissal matters.

Shafik has obtained certification in mediation and has participated as counsel in mediations involving commercial, insurance, labour and employment disputes.

Shafik has lectured on various legal topics including non-competition covenants in business and employment contracts and prepared  and presented materials for various business organizations including the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Shafik has also authored several academic articles, some of which are listed below.

Shafik also acts as an adjudicator on the Employment Standards Tribunal, an appointment he has held since 2009. He has authored over 200 decisions as aTribunal member.

He is active in the community and has served as a member on the British Columbia Judicial Advisory Committee, the Vancouver Police Department's Diversity Advisory Committee, and  the Conciliation and Arbitration Board of the Ismaili Community.

Shafik is also a Director and Co-Chair on the West Vancouver Police Board and Chairs the Human Resources and Policy and Procedure committees.

Specialization and Research Interests

Commercial law, Labour and employment law, Human rights law and applied ethics

Selected Publications

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Articles and Reports

Bhalloo, S., & Holbrook, H. (2018). Temporary layoff: A comparative study of the law in British Columbia and Alberta. The Advocate, 76(3), 361-377.

Burke, K. M., & Bhalloo, S. (2018). A Joint for the joints: The case of (medical) marijuana in the workplace. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 14, 327-330.

Burke, K. M., & Bhalloo, S. (2017). A Joint for the joints: The case of (medical) marijuana in the workplace. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 14, 327-330.

Bhalloo, S., & Burke, K. M. (2016). Overworked and underpaid: The plight of one hapless paralegal. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 13, 403-406.

Bhalloo, S., & Parmar, A. (2016). Medical marijuana in the workplace - Don't weed our your employees just yet!. Advocate (Vancouver), 74(Part 5), 687-696.

Bhalloo, S. (2016). Restrictive Covenants: When the Honeymoon Ends. Alberta Law Review, 53(3), 643.

Bhalloo, S., & Parmar, A. (2016). Bhasin v. Hrynew: Ramifications in employment law. Advocate (Vancouver), 74(2), 185-196.

Bhalloo, S., & Burke, K. M. (2015). Risky Returns at Zoie B's Apparel. Journal of Business Ethics Education, Vol. 12.

Bhalloo, S. (2015). Wolf in Sheep's clothing: Creative Non-Competition covenants. Advocate (Vancouver).

Burke, K. M., & Bhalloo, S. (2015). The Great Canadian Mortgage Company. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 12, 185-188.

Bhalloo, S., & Parmar, A. (2015). Creative Non-Competition Clauses as Restraints of Trade: Rhebergen v. Veterinary Clinic Ltd. Advocate (Vancouver), 73, 183.

Bhalloo, S., & Lucas, D. (2014). Section 96 of the Employment Standards Act: Balancing competing interests. Advocate (Vancouver), 72, 855-864.

Bhalloo, S., & Lucas, D. (2014). Everything you always wanted to know about suspending an employment standards determination (but were too afraid to ask). Advocate (Vancouver), 72(2), 205-220.

Bhalloo, S. (2012). Reinstatement: The quintessential "make whole" remedy or a fiction. Advocate (Vancouver), 70(6), 845-850. http://doi.org/No DOI

Bhalloo, S., & Carline, G. (2011). Employers Beware: The myth of temporary layoff may result in a wrongful dismissal liability. Advocate (Vancouver), 69(1), 65-74.

Bhalloo, S. (2010). Enforcement of benefits under the Employment Standards Act: A single jurisdiction for enforcement affirmed. UBC Law Review, 43(1), 145. http://doi.org/No DOI

Bhalloo, S. (2010). Enforcement of benefits under the employment standards act: A single jurisdiction for enforcement affirmed. UBC Law Review, 43(1), 145-172.

Bhalloo, S. (2007). Removing, adding or substituting a party after judgment or a final order pursuant to Rule 15(5) of the Rules of Court: Can it be done and when?. Advocate (Vancouver), 65(2), 173-186.

Bhalloo, S. (2006). Notice extension for bad faith dismissal: 'a remedy divorced from the wrong'. The Verdict, 110, 52.

Bhalloo, S. (2004). Jurisdictional issues in electronic commerce contracts: A Canadian perspective. Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, VIII(2), 225.

Bhalloo, S., & Tevlin, M. (1995). Employment contracts: Enforcing non-competition. Advocate (Vancouver), 53, 879.

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