The European Space Agency (ESA) (French: Agence spatiale européenne - ASE) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, with 20 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a staff of more than 2,000 with an annual budget of about €4.28 billion / US$5.51 billion (2013).
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  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … was fired approximately 2 months after starting work, IHA did not provide him with any notice of dismissal or any severance in lieu of notice. Mr. Ly sued for wrongful dismissal. In considering Mr. Ly’s claim against IHA, the Court affirmed the following principles regarding the law on probation: • If an employee is dismissed during his probationary…

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  • Can – and Should – Employers “Ban” After-Hours Work Email?

    … under the BC Employment Standards Act (ESA) as “the labour or services an employee performs for an employer whether in the employee’s residence or elsewhere”, and would certainly include work-related email correspondence. An employer must pay an employee overtime wages if the employer requires, or directly or indirectly allows, the employee to work…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 26 readers -
  • Employment Standards: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss for Employers

    … me of my responsibilities”. In our experience, such blanket employer ignorance is rare. We know that most employers want to do the right thing by their employees, and that they take the necessary steps to make sure that they do. But we also know that legal compliance is only one of a business owner’s many priorities. While it’s beyond the scope…

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  • Maternity Leave and Job Protection: Are There Exceptions?

    … Lawyer Erin Kizell, Contributor. We’ve written before about the rights afforded to pregnant employees and new parents by both the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (the ESA) and Human Rights Code (the Code). At the risk of repeating ourselves, here’s a brief review of some of the legal protections available to BC employees when it comes…

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