Wendy Woloshyn

  • Erin Brandt Speaking at CPHR BC & Yukon (May 2018)

    Erin Brandt will speak about the Gig Economy at the HR Conference + Tradeshow on Wednesday, May 2nd. Super Session: Is This Just a “Gig”? Worker Status in the Shifting Landscape of the Modern Workplace As business needs call for flexibility in work arrangements, employers are turning to casual employment, fixed-term contracts and the use of contract workers to meet their business needs.

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  • CPHR Legal Symposium 2018: Erin and Heidi Talk about Gender

    By Erin Brandt. At last week’s Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (BCYK) 2018 Legal Symposium, Heidi Eaves (Principal at Project House) and I led a rich and rewarding discussion on gender issues in the workplace. Our session began with a conversation about gender bias in hiring and advancement opportunities, wage inequalities, parental leave, dress codes, and harassment and violence.

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  • Employee Dismissal: A Morality Tale (Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada)

    Erin Brandt By Erin Brandt. Last month, an Ontario Court ordered Wal-Mart Canada to pay a dismissed executive $750,000 in punitive and moral damages. As this award was one of the highest of its kind in Canada, we thought the case was worth special mention. What type of conduct by an employer could have led to such significant liability? Let’s find out: Background First, a ...

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  • Shewchuk: Special Costs for “Special” Behavior

    Tiffany Zanatta By Tiffany Zanatta. The British Columbia Supreme Court recently provided a strong reminder to employers about the importance of honoring their settlement obligations, and the consequences if they don’t. After concluding that a post-dismissal settlement had been reached and breached, the court in Shewchuk v.

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  • Richard Johnson Speaks at HRD Employment Law Masterclass (March 2018)

    Panel: Balancing empathy with risk mitigation: Mental health and the disciplinary process March 5th, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre 1:45 pm Employers face a plethora of legal risks and responsibilities when disciplining employees who have mental illnesses. Obligations arise under common law, collective agreements, human rights, occupational health and safety, and workers’ compensation.

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  • Trevor Speaking at People’s Law School Session (February 2018)

    In this class, learn about the legal issues that may affect you in the workplace. Lawyer Trevor Thomas explains the essentials of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out standards every employer and employee must follow. Trevor Thomas is a lawyer with Kent Employment Law, where he advises employees and employers in the areas of employment, human rights and administrative law.

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  • Words from Simon: Year in Review 2017

    Can you believe it’s that time again? The past 12 months have flown by, and while we don’t want to interrupt that (positive) momentum, we do think it’s important to pause for a moment and reflect on the goodness that was 2017. Looking back, here are some of the themes from KEL’s past year that stand out: 1. Expansion. Since the start of the year, our team has grown almost exponentially.

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  • Secret Recordings, Part 2: Still a Bad Idea

    By Fiona Anderson. Earlier this year, I blogged about whether it was legal to record conversations without letting the person being recorded know the recording was happening. Yes, it’s legal, since only one person in the conversation needs to consent, and that would be the person doing the recording. (If the person doing the recording is not in the room, then it would not be legal.

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