Fiona'S Blog

  • Secret Recordings, Part 2: Still a Bad Idea

    … By Fiona Anderson. Earlier this year, I blogged about whether it was legal to record conversations without letting the person being recorded know the recording was happening. Yes, it’s legal, since only one person in the conversation needs to consent, and that would be the person doing the recording. (If the person doing the recording…

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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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  • 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…

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  • Secret Recordings: Legal, but ill advised?

    … By Fiona Anderson. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” United States president Donald Trump famously tweeted on May 12, 2017, days after firing Comey from his job as Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. If that was meant to silence Comey, it had…

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  • 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…

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