Severance

  • Seasonal Worker Series (Part 1): Fixed-Term Contracts

    … Contributor, Geoff Mason. School’s (almost) out for summer, and BC business owners are gearing up to hire students for the season. As such, we thought it timely to offer some tips on seasonal employment to employers and employees both, with a special emphasis on creating sustainable workplace relationships. Over the next few weeks, we…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • How to handle age discrimination at work: AdvocateDaily.com

    … Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required, KEL lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living. In the article, Johnson says the protection against ageism applies to shopping, obtaining services, renting an apartment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 8 readers -
  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … By Erin Brandt. Gender-based dress codes have lately become a “hot topic” for British Columbia’s media outlets. The recent interest flows from Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s new Bill M2** which (if enacted) Mr. Weaver says will prevent employers from requiring that female employees wear high heels in the workplace. (I myself participated…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Workations: A Path Towards Sustainable Employment?

    … Erin Brandt, Contributor. Workations as a concept are nothing new. Employees, executives and business owners brought paperwork with them on holiday and maintained remote contact with the office long before we entered the Digital Age. Even the term itself has gone mainstream, as evidenced by its inclusion in the online Urban Dictionary…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … that probationary periods are not helpful to either employers or employees. Furthermore, employers have a legal duty to act in good faith towards their employees, regardless of whether they are on probation. Both during the employment period (see Bhasin v. Hrynew) and at the time of dismissal (see Honda v. Keays), an employer must act in good faith, which…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 15 readers -
  • Executive severance agreements, don’t go it alone

    … Current news at our Firm and reports from the front line on breaking news for employees. We update you on current issues in our field and explain how they affect your legal rights in the workplace. Whether it's a new statute a new court decision, an election or tips on how to protect yourself at work, read about it here and learn how…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 8 readers -
  • Successful Wrongful Dismissal

    … Our 50-year old upper management client was dismissed after 25 years of service. The employer argued our client failed to mitigate her damages by not making reasonable efforts to seek alternate employment, and introduced expert testimony to regarding our client’s efforts. The court ruled in our client’s favour, finding that her job search…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 7 readers -
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