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

    … specified, they won’t owe the employee any severance (or notice of termination). What are the risks? However, there are also potential risks to using fixed-term contracts for seasonal workers. Crafting a valid fixed-term contract is not as straightforward as it sounds. Depending on the wording of the contract and the surrounding circumstances…

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  • How to handle age discrimination at work:

    … 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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Probation: Why Bother?

    … to compensation under s. 63, unless she was fired for cause. • The test for dismissing a probationary employee is suitability. So long as an employer can prove that it acted in good faith in assessing the employee’s suitability for the position, the employer can dismiss the employee without providing reasonable notice under the common law. Suitability…

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  • 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…

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  • Heather Hettiarachchi Presents at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable March 8

    … the age of 55 will comprise 18% – 20% of the workforce in 2021. In this presentation, Heather will discuss what this means for the workplace and look at key HR issues in relation to the Ageing Workforce from the perspective of: Human rights Benefits Severance Succession and Retention This event is eligible for 1.5 CHRP credits. Click here to learn more and to register NOW. Share with others The post Heather Hettiarachchi Presents at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable March 8 appeared first on . …

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  • 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…

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