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  • Bonuses: Rewarding Performance or Retention?4

    … What happens when a bonus is tied not just to performance, but also retention? And how can both employers and employees safeguard their rights? Richard Johnson considers these questions in his latest case law update. Read Richard’s review of the recent Ontario decision in Bois v. MD Physician Services Inc. here. The post Bonuses: Rewarding…

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

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  • 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?

    …. The January 2017 BC Supreme Court decision in Ly v. British Columbia (Interior Health Authority) inspired us to consider the issue from a different perspective. Put simply: Are probationary periods necessary or advisable? The Case of Ly v. IHA Mr. Ly’s employment contract with IHA included a 6 month probationary period for new employees. When he…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • The High Cost of Workplace Abuse

    … Contributor, Richard Johnson. Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal made an example of Mississauga employer Applied Consumer and Clinical Evaluations (ACCE ) when it ordered it to pay former employee Vicky Struckwick almost a quarter million dollars as compensation for her dismissal and the “campaign of abuse” she suffered…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 21 readers -
  • Arbitration Clauses Under Attack, Again

    … “held that the Federal Arbitration Act trumped the longstanding California legal principle that such anti-class action provisions were unfair to consumers. And so, the Concepcion decision forced customers to pursue claims against AT&T piecemeal, cases too small to attract class action plaintiffs lawyers hungry for big pay-offs.” The impact…

    Brann & Isaacson- 30 readers -