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  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    David Brown, Lawyer. Probationary periods in employment… for something seeming so simple, they still cause a lot of confusion, and employees and employers alike are frequently mistaken about the legality of probationary periods and how they apply to the non-unionized worker. Employees who are terminated during probationary periods often accept their lot without e ...

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  • Mentoring: Sustaining the Legal Profession and Our Clients

    Erin Brandt, Lawyer. “Nobody succeeds on their own…” (US President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, December 28, 2016) As January 2017 is National Mentoring Month in the United States (as so declared by President Obama), it seemed timely to write about mentoring in the legal profession. But how to approach the topic so that this post doesn’t sound like every other “Th ...

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  • David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017

    HRMA Legal Symposium 2017 Marijuana In the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis? A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While it is believed that a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis will not be ready for some time, the prospects of legalized cannabis in th ...

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  • Can – and Should – Employers “Ban” After-Hours Work Email?

    (First published May 2014. Updated January 2017.) Do you expect your employees to read and respond to work-related email after hours or on weekends? Or do you encourage your staff to “disconnect” once they leave the office? The topic of after-hours work email is again in the news after France introduced a new law that grants employees in the country the legal right to ignore ...

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  • Year In Review

    2016 was a year of growth and innovation for Kent Employment Law. For our clients, this meant “walking the talk” of sustainable employment: Business is booming in the Okanagan and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be providing support to thriving clients in a new office in Kelowna. Stay tuned for more information about our offering in the new year! We expanded our tea ...

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  • Erin Brandt: Emerging Talent

    Erin is what Malcolm Gladwell calls a connector. Strong community roots, genuine curiosity and a deep caring for others make her a true “people person”. She is forward-thinking, and combines a millennial mindset with legal creativity to create impact and change in her clients’ lives. Her main drivers are fairness and innovation, values which serve Erin well when advising playe ...

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

    This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel.

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  • Flex hours: making it work for your business

    If the number of articles published on Forbes.com alone is any indication, workplace flexibility is a hot topic for today’s employers. Researchers and pundits alike hail the benefits of flexible work arrangements, which include employee happiness, productivity, and engagement. In certain circumstances, such as where an employee faces health issues or family responsibilities, ...

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  • Our Talent: Trevor Thomas

    Over the coming months, we will be using this space to highlight the members of our Kent Employment Law team. First up is lawyer Trevor Thomas. Trevor is a listener whose calm, strategic approach brings order to workplace chaos. His ability to combine fresh ideas with solid legal advice appeals to employers and employees who are seeking ...

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