• “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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  • Employee Childcare Obligations: A Matter of Human Rights

    Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. With increasing public awareness and understanding of the concept of “human rights” over the past several decades, most Canadian employees now know that laws exist to protect them from harassment or discrimination in the workplace. For those employees who aren’t familiar with Canada’s human rights regime here’s a very brief overview: In ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 39 readers -
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: The More Things Change…

    Change can be scary. The first question on most people’s minds when change is on the horizon is: What will this mean for me? As an employer, workplace change can be doubly overwhelming, since you need to consider not only your own interests, but also those of your employees. And when that change is imposed from outside your organization – by lawmakers, for example – the u ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 33 readers -
  • Event: Lunch Seminar for Employers with Heather Hettiarachchi

    Lunch Seminar for Employers – Kent Employment Law How to End the Employment Relationship April 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm 1285 West Broadway, Vancouver Firing an employee is never easy. However, there are ways an employer can reduce the financial (and emotional) pain of termination. During this free lunch seminar, Kent Employment Law lawyer and human resources specialist Heather ...

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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.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 19 readers -
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