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  • Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word: BC’s Apology Act

    … report prepared by the province’s Ombudsman entitled The Power of Apology: Removing the Legal Barriers. In the report, Howard Kushner, Acting Ombudsman for the province, wrote: “In more than six years as the Ombudsman … I have observed that a sincerely offered apology will often satisfy a person who has a complaint. In her 1995 Annual Report…

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  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    … if the recording occurs in an employment context? If a legal dispute arises between the employer and employee and the recorded conversation is relevant to the dispute, the recording needs to be disclosed (subject to privilege and other exceptions to document disclosure). Under British Columbia’s civil procedure rules, all documents that could be used at trial…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 16 readers -
  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    … (March 24). The announcement was made under the terms of the union contract. In this case, the amount of severance unionized employees will receive, and even whether there is grounds for the layoffs at all, will be governed by their union contract (also known as a collective agreement). According to an old contract I found online, that severance…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 28 readers -
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