Canada /ˈkænədə/ is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border shared by the same two countries.The land that is now Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French colonies were established on the region's Atlantic coast.
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  • Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word: BC’s Apology Act

    … colleague David Brown put it this way: “In my experience, a heartfelt apology allows people to take down their guard a little bit and focus on resolution.” So go ahead, act like a true Canadian and say “I’m sorry.” NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form is for information purposes only…

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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…

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  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    …” and not discriminatory (that is, not based on race, religion, marital status, age or any other prohibited ground under human rights laws), the only rule is that the employee must be given sufficient notice of the termination or money in lieu of notice. (For a full primer on the basics of notice and severance, read my colleague Samantha Stepney’s…

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  • Big Pharma Wants Your Hearts, Minds and Wallets (Pharma Whistleblower)

    … outlined a 6 point strategy to lower prescription drug prices. He also correctly noted that the United States has the highest drug prices in the world. The cost to fill a prescription is so high that nearly 1 in 5 adults didn’t get their prescriptions filled last year. And President Trump? Just before his inauguration he claimed the industry…

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  • Pharmaceutical Whistleblowers – The WAR on Big Pharma Begins

    … Bernie wants to tax and a conservative Republican to boot. But they both appear to agree that big pharma is screwing the little guy and must be stopped. We hear countless stories of people forced to choose between food or medicine. While we understand that drug companies need to make a profit to fund more research, there is little sympathy when…

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  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    … their lot without ever receiving legal advice, while employers often terminate ‘probationary’ employees without providing any compensation, only to be surprised by a demand letter or civil action claiming wrongful dismissal. So where do these challenges come from? And how can they be remedied? Read David Brown’s latest post here to find out. The post Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada? appeared first on . …

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  • David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017

    … and accommodation concerns, occupational health and safety concerns, and employee productivity. Details: Date: January 26, 2017 Event start time: 8:00am Pacific Time Location: Terminal City Club, Vancouver BC Click here to learn more and register NOW! The post David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017 appeared first on . …

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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…

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  • Oil Patch Whistleblower Opportunities

    … that is somewhat idealistic in that not all countries follow the rules. The EU and Canada have already implemented similar measures. Payments that must be reported include taxes, royalties, licensing or other fees, in-kind payments, payments made to foreign officials and social responsibility payments. The new rules are part of the Securities Exchange Act…

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  • Erin Kizell to present at Startup Week Vancouver 2016

    … Top 4 Employment Law Issues for Start-ups September 28, 2016 at 2 pm The Profile, 1295 Johnson St, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada Erin Kizell will be speaking on the following topics: 1. Employees vs. independent contractors 2. Best practices for employment contracts 3. Overtime 4. Dismissing employees and how to calculate…

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