Stepney is a district of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in London's East End that grew out of a medieval village around St Dunstan's church and the 15th century ribbon development of Mile End Road. The area built up rapidly in the 19th century, mainly to accommodate immigrant workers and displaced London poor, and developed a reputation for poverty, overcrowding, violence and political dissent. It was severely damaged during the Blitz, with over a third of housing totally destroyed; and then, in the 1960s, slum clearance and development replaced most residential streets with tower blocks and modern housing estates.
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  • Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

    … the termination appropriately. If you need assistance in this respect, please contact us. NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on the Kent Employment Law website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information…

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  • Why Cash Isn’t King: Lessons for Small Businesses

    … from penalties and prosecution. If you are an employer who has been paying cash to employees and wants to clean up any potential liability with the CRA, we recommend that you obtain advice from a lawyer who specialized in tax. An Alternative to Cash: Independent Contractor Relationships Rather than put themselves at risk, if possible…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 16 readers -
  • Training Costs: Business Risks and Benefits

    … in the contract whereby the employee authorizes the employer to deduct the entire amount of the training costs, or a portion of the training costs, from her final pay. An example of such a clause is found in the 2016 BC Supreme Court case of Wildcat Helicopters Inc. v. Ellis where the employment contract included a “training bond” whereby the employee…

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  • 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…

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  • Pets: A Workplace’s Best Friend?

    … By Samantha Stepney. Numerous reports online describe the benefits to employees of dogs in the workplace, including reduced stress and loneliness, improved moral, and increased job satisfaction. And it’s not just employees who have something to gain from bringing their dogs to work. Research shows that, in addition to happier, healthier…

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