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  • Manager or Employee – Why Does It Matter?

    With contributions by Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. You’ve just been offered a promotion to [Fill in the Blank] Manager – congratulations! If you’re lucky, your change in job title will bring with it increased compensation and authority. In British Columbia, there are also employment law implications to holding a management position.

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  • Roe v. BC Ferries: A trifling theft is still a theft

    By Andres Barker, Lawyer. In a judgment issued last week, the British Columbia Court of Appeal reversed a trial judge’s decision that a senior level employee was unjustly dismissed after giving away free food vouchers to his daughter’s sports teams. The plaintiff was the manager of the Duke Point ferry terminal for approximately 4.5 years.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 20 readers -
  • “I Quit”: When Does an Employee Have to Give Notice of Resignation?

    By Andres Barker, Lawyer. Many employees who leave a job voluntarily refer to handing in their “two weeks’ notice” that they are quitting. But is this practice actually required by law? It’s a question we often hear from resigning employees. Unlike the notice of termination requirements imposed on employers by employment standards legislation, there is no legislated requirem ...

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  • Employees, Social Media and Just Cause: Lessons for Employers

    It’s never wise to badmouth your boss. Doing so on social media can be downright dumb. But does it amount to just cause for dismissal? In some cases, absolutely. A number of labour decisions over the past several years have considered how an employee’s off-duty social media activity can damage an employer’s business or reputation and/or amount to insubordination.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 34 readers -
  • Event: Simon Kent Speaking at HRMA Conference + Tradeshow 2015

    HRMA Conference + Tradeshow 2015 – April 28-29, Vancouver, BC TRICKS OF THE TRADE: A Look at Employment Law from Employment Contracts to Terminations April 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm Vancouver Convention Centre The Human Resources Management Association presents its 2015 Conference and Tradeshow April 28-29 in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 13 readers -
  • Fixed-Term Employment Contracts: What Are the Risks for Employers?

    With contributions by Erin Kizell, Lawyer. Some employment contracts specify an employment end date, and others don’t. Why should employers choose one or the other? At the end of the day, is there really any difference? Often, an employer and employee will enter into their new working relationship hopefully, with the expectation that theirs will be a long-term, mutually beneficial arrangement.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 23 readers -
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