• 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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  • Vancouver Startup 2017 Recap: Erin and Heidi Engage with Entrepreneurs

    By Wendy Woloshyn. Last month, and for the fourth year in a row, Erin Brandt was fortunate enough to connect with local business owners during Vancouver’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurship, Vancouver Startup Week. This year Erin and co-presenter Heidi Eaves, Principal at Project House, spoke to a packed room at The Profile filled primarily with representatives from new ...

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  • Philps v. Ritchie-Smith Feeds and another, 2017 BCHRT 67

    Our client filed a discrimination complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer and union. After filing with the provincial Tribunal, the employer asserted that the matter fell within federal jurisdiction. Out of an abundance of caution, we did not withdraw our client’s provincial complaint until the Canadian Human Rights Commission accepted jurisdicti ...

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Engagement and Retention

    Following our highly successful Employer Forum in November 2016, Kent Employment Law held its second Forum last month. These quarterly breakfast events are an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by lawyer Trevor Thomas, February’s Forum focused on employee engagement and retention.

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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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  • The ESB: A Force to Be Reckoned With

    By Fiona Anderson. Employers take note: The BC Employment Standards Branch (the ESB) can land a hefty punch against employers who are found not to be complying with the Employment Standards Act (the ESA). Many smaller employers are not one-hundred per cent sure of their obligations under the ESA, often assuming that if they are fair, there’s no problem.

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  • Workplace Investigations: What Are My Rights?

    If an employee is asked to participate in a workplace investigation, what are her rights? David Brown answers this question and debunks some employee myths in this week’s post on his BC Employment Law Blog. As a starting point, it depends on whether the employee is a union member. Unionized wor ...

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  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    By Fiona Anderson. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” United States president Donald Trump famously tweeted on May 12, 2017, days after firing Comey from his job as Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. If that was meant to silence Comey, it had the exact opposite effect with Comey ta ...

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