Employment Standards

  • Decline of Traditional Retail

    … By Geoff Mason. The holiday season brings many things to mind. Wrapping presents while sipping a glass of rum and eggnog. Playing hockey with friends on a frozen pond. And, of course, being packed into a frenetic supermall like a sardine. For those who never found the traditional Christmas shopping experience very appealing, respite may…

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  • The ESB: A Force to Be Reckoned With

    … By Fiona Anderson. Employers take note: The BC Employment Standards Branch (the ESB) can land a hefty punch against employers who are found not to be complying with the Employment Standards Act (the ESA). Many smaller employers are not one-hundred per cent sure of their obligations under the ESA, often assuming that if they are fair, there’s…

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  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 5): Ending the Seasonal Employment Relationship

    … employees? Contact us! NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. One of our lawyers would be pleased to discuss any specific legal concerns you may have. …

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  • Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

    …, and awarded the employee $1,000 in additional damages. Working Notice Terminating an employee while he is on vacation also restricts the employer’s ability to provide working notice to the employee. Under section 67 (1) of the BC Employment Standards Act, working notice given to an employee has no effect if the notice period coincides…

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  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 4): Stat Holidays and Vacation

    … contributor to employee well-being and therefore engagement and retention. A relaxed employee is a happy employee, and happy employees make for happy employers (who also deserve and need to take time off)! Have questions about hiring seasonal employees? Contact us! NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form…

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  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 2): Young Employees

    … By Geoff Mason. Last month, we launched my 5-part blog series on summer employment with a focus on the pros and cons of using fixed term contracts for seasonal workers. In today’s post (Part 2), I turn to the topic of young employees (defined as age 14 and under) and offer some employment law reminders to employers hiring from this demographic…

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  • The Employment Standards Act – Your Rights & Obligations

    … KEL Lawyer Trevor Thomas will be speaking about The Employment Standards Act at the Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Branch during Canadian Bar Association Law Week, 2017. When: Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate #100 What: Presentation Registration details coming soon! The post The Employment Standards Act – Your Rights & Obligations appeared first on . …

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  • Flex hours: making it work for your business

    … that flexible work isn’t just good for employees, it’s good for employers. So, are there any downsides to offering employees options when it comes to when and where they work? While workplace flexibility is one way for employers to foster sustainable employment, it can also present some challenges for your business. Common concerns include how…

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  • How Employers Can Foster “Sustainable Employment”

    … Last month, Kent Employment Law lawyer, Trevor Thomas, was invited to the offices of SRK Consulting Canada to speak to members of the Engineering Human Resources Association. Trevor’s focus was on how employers can foster “sustainable employment” in the workplace through their employee contracts. Sustainable employment refers to an employment…

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  • Sustainable Employment™: Make Every New Hire Count

    …, we thought it timely to share some of our own tips for employers on this topic. Read on for our top four… Negotiate the terms of your new hire’s employment with her openly and collaboratively. When you discuss the proposed terms of employment with your employee-to-be, solicit her feedback, and listen to what she has to say…

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  • Employment Standards: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss for Employers

    … it means the hard way. Earlier this year, following a “proactive inspection blitz”, the Ontario Ministry of Labour found that 78% of the 304 workplaces it investigated had violated the province’s employment standards legislation. The most common monetary infractions related to overtime, statutory holidays, and vacation pay. Following the inspections…

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  • Richard Johnson’s Top 10 Employee Tips for 2016

    … Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. Sure, it’s almost March, but it’s never too late for a good top ten list, is it? Actually, we decided to wait until the New Year was well under way to bring you these employee tips so that they didn’t get lost in the social media shuffle. Without further ado, here are RBJ’s top ten employment law tips…

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