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  • Top 10 Overtime Tips for Employers

    Do your employees work overtime? If so… Do you know when and how much to pay them? How – and how well – do you keep track of their hours? Do you have an OT policy in place that is fair, transparent, and consistently applied? A series of class action employee lawsuits out of Ontario over the past few years offers a sobering reminder to employers about the need to know (and fulfill) your.

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  • Should I Ask for a Criminal Record Check? 4 Tips for Employers

    With contributions by Andres Barker, Lawyer. In April 2014, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner issued a report regarding the flawed process for conducting employment-related record checks in this province (see our previous blog post here). Effective January 2015, the Vancouver Police Department adopted a new Police Information Check (PIC) policy as a result of the rec ...

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  • Off-Duty Misconduct – What’s an Employer to Do?

    Lawyer Erin Kizell, Contributor. We thought we had missed our window to comment on the issue of employee off-duty misconduct, now that more than two months have passed since Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes was fired for his on-air harassment of a television news reporter. However, the topic is once again in the news after a Calgary taxi passenger was caught on video shouting ...

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  • Employers, it’s Time to Stress-Test your Employment Contracts

    Employment contracts are serious business. Have you stress-tested yours lately? In the case of Alsip v. Top Rollshutters Inc. dba Talius , the employer’s loosely drafted employment contract and failure to discuss key employment terms with a new employee before hiring resulted in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit, and a court order that the employer pay the fired employee $141,500. Alsip v.

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  • Hospital Appeal Board Success

    Our client, a medical professional, worked at a hospital where he was granted certain rights to practice, known as “privileges”. After a period of time, the hospital unilaterally changed those privileges without our client’s consent. Our client is challenging the hospital’s actions by having us file an appeal with the Hospital Appeal Board. Before considering ...

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