David'S Blog

  • Rights and Obligations in a WorkSafeBC Inspection

    … investigations of this nature. David Brown explains why employers have a legal requirement under the Act to allow an inspection to be conducted, to participate in the investigation and to provide all reasonable means to facilitate the investigation on his BC Employment Law Blog. NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment…

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  • Workplace Investigations: What Are My Rights?

    … If an employee is asked to participate in a workplace investigation, what are her rights? David Brown answers this question and debunks some employee myths in this week’s post on his BC Employment Law Blog. As a starting point, it depends on whether the employee is a union member. Unionized workers often have rights (such as the right…

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  • Tips for Employers: How to Calculate Stat Holiday Pay in BC

    … “It was my understanding that there would be no math.” (Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live, 1976) Which holidays does the BC Employment Standards Act recognize as official stat holidays? Which employees qualify for those holidays? And for those who do, how do you calculate their stat holiday pay entitlements? This week, David Brown…

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  • 3 Problems with Union Members Hiring their Own Lawyers

    … David Brown, Lawyer. I often receive requests for consultations from unionized workers dissatisfied with their employer, their union or both. Frequently, this dissatisfaction arises out of the worker having a grievance with the company, but he or she feels that they are not receiving proper representation from their union. Before going ahead…

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  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    … David Brown, Lawyer. Probationary periods in employment… for something seeming so simple, they still cause a lot of confusion, and employees and employers alike are frequently mistaken about the legality of probationary periods and how they apply to the non-unionized worker. Employees who are terminated during probationary periods often accept…

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