• 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 advertising platforms (their websit ...

      Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
    • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

      Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment be ...

      Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
    • Paradise Lost – Firing an Employee on Vacation

      By Samantha Stepney. Are you considering firing an employee who is on vacation in order to avoid a scene at the office? We recommend that you reconsider this strategy for both legal and other reasons. Aggravated Damages All employers owe their employees a duty of good faith and fair dealing in the manner of termination. This duty is implied as a term in each and every employment contract.

      Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 17 readers -
  • Employee Dismissal: A Morality Tale (Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada)

    Erin Brandt By Erin Brandt. Last month, an Ontario Court ordered Wal-Mart Canada to pay a dismissed executive $750,000 in punitive and moral damages. As this award was one of the highest of its kind in Canada, we thought the case was worth special mention. What type of conduct by an employer could have led to such significant liability? Let’s find out: Background First, a ...

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 7 readers -
  • Shewchuk: Special Costs for “Special” Behavior

    Tiffany Zanatta By Tiffany Zanatta. The British Columbia Supreme Court recently provided a strong reminder to employers about the importance of honoring their settlement obligations, and the consequences if they don’t. After concluding that a post-dismissal settlement had been reached and breached, the court in Shewchuk v.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 9 readers -
  • Richard Johnson Speaks at HRD Employment Law Masterclass (March 2018)

    Panel: Balancing empathy with risk mitigation: Mental health and the disciplinary process March 5th, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre 1:45 pm Employers face a plethora of legal risks and responsibilities when disciplining employees who have mental illnesses. Obligations arise under common law, collective agreements, human rights, occupational health and safety, and workers’ compensation.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 7 readers -
  • Trevor Speaking at People’s Law School Session (February 2018)

    In this class, learn about the legal issues that may affect you in the workplace. Lawyer Trevor Thomas explains the essentials of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out standards every employer and employee must follow. Trevor Thomas is a lawyer with Kent Employment Law, where he advises employees and employers in the areas of employment, human rights and administrative law.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 10 readers -
  • Words from Simon: Year in Review 2017

    Can you believe it’s that time again? The past 12 months have flown by, and while we don’t want to interrupt that (positive) momentum, we do think it’s important to pause for a moment and reflect on the goodness that was 2017. Looking back, here are some of the themes from KEL’s past year that stand out: 1. Expansion. Since the start of the year, our team has grown almost exponentially.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 10 readers -
  • 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 is not in the room, then it would not be legal.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 11 readers -
LawBlogs Facts
  1. listed
  2. #22 in our ranking
  3. 252 posts, read by 4,152 readers
  4. 16 readers per post
  5. 7 Posts per month
Facts last updated: (2018-01-20 17:16:50 UTC). Update Frequency for posts: 15 minutes. Posts last updated: .
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!