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  • Japanese Vending Machines: The High Cost of Low-Skilled Labour

    Contributor, Geoff Mason. If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’ve probably noticed the bevy of vending machines. They’re everywhere. In fact, there are approximately 23 vending machines for every person in Japan. For a population of 127 million people, that’s, well…a lot of vending machines. Source: Okinawa Travel Guide Why, you may ask? There’s more than one explanation for ...

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  • Human Rights in BC: Should We Follow Ontario’s Example?

    By Erin Brandt. The purposes of our provincial Human Rights Code are to: Foster a society in which there are no impediments to full and free participation in the economic, social, political and cultural life of British Columbia. Promote a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights. Prevent discrimination prohibited by the Code.

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  • Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

    By Samantha Stepney. Are you considering firing an employee who is on vacation in order to avoid a scene at the office? We recommend that you reconsider this strategy for both legal and other reasons. Aggravated Damages All employers owe their employees a duty of good faith and fair dealing in the manner of termination. This duty is implied as a term in each and every employment contract.

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  • Rights and Obligations in a WorkSafeBC Inspection

    There are few things more unsettling to employers than a surprise visit by a WorkSafeBC investigator, whatever the motivation for the inspection may be. While many managers may want to respond by telling the investigators to “get lost”, a more sensible approach starts with understanding everyone’s rights, obligations, and expectations during investigations of this nature.

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  • Criminal, Credit and Medical Background Checks: Are They Legal?

    Do employers have the right to perform background checks relating to a job applicant’s criminal record, credit rating and medical health? If so, are there any limits on these rights? David Brown answers these questions and others in this week’s post on his BC Employment Law Blog. He also explains why employers should consider their reasons for requesting this information and ...

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  • The Canada Labour Code vs. The Courts: The Devil is in the Details

    By Richard Johnson. In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through our civil court system. For non-unionized employees working in a federally governed industry such as air transportation or banking or for a First Nation, however, there are two primary options: They can ...

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