Contracts

  • 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 Performance or Retention?4 appeared first on . …

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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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • The High Cost of Workplace Abuse

    …. When she declined to sign the release, ACCE took back the severance cheque. Ms. Strudwick sued ACCE for wrongful dismissal and related legal claims related to the abuse, and sought a total of $240,000 in damages from her former employer. The judge who initially heard her case awarded her just over $100,000. Ms. Strudwick appealed this decision…

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  • Arbitration Clauses Under Attack, Again

    … in their entirety, forcing cases into the court system, including on a class action basis. The test is whether the provisions are “unreasonably favorable to the more powerful party.” Concepcion Arbitration Decision Reaches The Supreme Court of California In Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC, the plaintiff entered into an automobile sales contract…

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