Contract

  • 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

    … (March 24). The announcement was made under the terms of the union contract. In this case, the amount of severance unionized employees will receive, and even whether there is grounds for the layoffs at all, will be governed by their union contract (also known as a collective agreement). According to an old contract I found online, that severance…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 28 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 -
  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … to compensation under s. 63, unless she was fired for cause. • The test for dismissing a probationary employee is suitability. So long as an employer can prove that it acted in good faith in assessing the employee’s suitability for the position, the employer can dismiss the employee without providing reasonable notice under the common law. Suitability…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Selling Goods Internationally and Strange Coincidences

    … in that afternoon’s blog post. The lawyer contacted me regarding a case he’s working on and wanted to get the input of someone experienced in international commercial law. Here’s a bit of the background: Client, a U.S. buyer, purchases goods from a seller in India. There’s no formal contract, just sort of a handshake agreement between…

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