• Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms (their websit ...

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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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  • Employer Forum – Recruitment and Hiring: Promises and Pitfalls

    Kent Employment Law (KEL) invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Employer Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting.

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  • How Employers Can Foster “Sustainable Employment”

    Last month, Kent Employment Law lawyer, Trevor Thomas, was invited to the offices of SRK Consulting Canada to speak to members of the Engineering Human Resources Association. Trevor’s focus was on how employers can foster “sustainable employment” in the workplace through their employee contracts. Sustainable employment refers to an employment relationship that is long-lasting ...

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  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment be ...

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  • Words from Simon: What Employers Need to Know about Family Law

    Last month, we introduced you to our extended family, Connect Family Law, a boutique law firm doing family law a new way. This month, we thought we’d continue the theme and share some things we’ve learned from the Connect team about the intersection of family law and the workplace. While the connection between the two might not seem clear at first, there are actually many ways ...

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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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  • 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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  • Sustainable Employment Contracts: Clear, Transparent, and Collaborative

    We’ve written elsewhere about the importance of employers creating Sustainable Employment™ relationships with their employees, by which we mean relationships that are lasting, beneficial, and meaningful for everyone involved. As nice as that sounds, though, what does this look like in practice? To help translate theory into reality, we’re always on the lookout for real-life ex ...

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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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