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By Samantha Stepney. As a lawyer I often begrudge the fact that I am excluded from the application of the Employment Standards Act (and, in particular, the overtime provisions of the Act!). However, misery loves company. The BC Employment Standards Act and the BC Employment Standards Regulation contain a multitude of exclusions that leave many employees without the benefits a ...
Tiffany Zanatta By Tiffany Zanatta. Almost exactly a year ago, my colleague Trevor Thomas wrote about our Court of Appeal’s conclusion in Schrenk v. British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) that certain employment relations fall outside the scope of the BC Human Rights Code and are therefore beyond the jurisdiction of the Human Rights Tribunal (the Tribunal).
Heidi and Erin Top Employment Law and HR Issues for Dental Practices March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am VCC West – Room 213 As employers, dentists face employment law issues throughout the lifecycle of their practice. Key questions include: what to include in employee contracts, how to bring out the best in their employees, how to accommodate staff who are on leave, and how to tre ...
By Erin Brandt. At last week’s Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (BCYK) 2018 Legal Symposium, Heidi Eaves (Principal at Project House) and I led a rich and rewarding discussion on gender issues in the workplace. Our session began with a conversation about gender bias in hiring and advancement opportunities, wage inequalities, parental leave, dress codes, and harassment and violence.
Erin Brandt will speak about the Gig Economy at the HR Conference + Tradeshow on Wednesday, May 2nd. Super Session: Is This Just a “Gig”? Worker Status in the Shifting Landscape of the Modern Workplace As business needs call for flexibility in work arrangements, employers are turning to casual employment, fixed-term contracts and the use of contract workers to meet their business needs.
Richard Johnson Parents, do not despair. You have rights and no longer need to choose between your career and your children. In this piece for BC Parent Newsmagazine, human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson provid ...
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