Fiona'S Blog

  • 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…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 17 readers -
  • Sorry Doesn’t Have to Be the Hardest Word: BC’s Apology Act

    … By Fiona Anderson. Canadians are known for saying “I’m sorry” and they usually mean it, even if, or often when, they aren’t at fault. It’s almost a reflex reaction. But at one time, saying sorry could have been taken as an admission of liability, turning Canada’s favourite pastime into an obligation to pay damages to an injured party. Not so…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 11 readers -
  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    … the exact opposite effect with Comey taking just four days to leak the fact that he had written memos-to-file regarding his meetings with Trump. And now we know there are no tapes. But what if there had been recordings? Is it illegal to secretly record conversations and whether it is or not, is there a duty to disclose those recordings? These questions…

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

    … By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 29 readers -