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  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … By Erin Brandt. Gender-based dress codes have lately become a “hot topic” for British Columbia’s media outlets. The recent interest flows from Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s new Bill M2** which (if enacted) Mr. Weaver says will prevent employers from requiring that female employees wear high heels in the workplace. (I myself participated…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • 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…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    … term or condition of employment because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person or because that person has been convicted of a criminal or summary conviction offence…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • Workations: A Path Towards Sustainable Employment?

    … Erin Brandt, Contributor. Workations as a concept are nothing new. Employees, executives and business owners brought paperwork with them on holiday and maintained remote contact with the office long before we entered the Digital Age. Even the term itself has gone mainstream, as evidenced by its inclusion in the online Urban Dictionary…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … notice” of his termination in the circumstances. In this case, the Court set Mr. Ly’s reasonable notice period at three months, and ordered that IHA pay Mr. Ly damages accordingly. Takeaway In most cases, an employer likely views probationary employment as a way to limit its severance liability should a new hire turn out to be a poor fit…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Flex hours: making it work for your business

    … among team members who may be physically separate. This is where it can help to lean on technology to bring your staff together. Telecommuting, Google hangouts, Skype, weekly teleconference meetings – there are innumerable ways to keep a disparate team together. It may take some imagination and effort, but when you’ve got the right people working for you, it’s worth it Share with others The post Flex hours: making it work for your business appeared first on . …

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 24 readers -
  • Selling Goods Internationally and Strange Coincidences

    … Selling Goods Internationally and Strange Coincidences When I checked my email on Monday afternoon, I was a little surprised to find a legal question from another Minnesota lawyer. Not because I didn’t know the lawyer (I didn’t), but mostly because his question was on the sale of goods—a topic I had just been writing about a few minutes earlier…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 11 readers -
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