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Fixed-Term Contracts: Not As Advertised
Many employers seem to think there is an advantage to having a fixed-term employment contract with an employee. The usual rationales are that it sets the parties'
Canada
2 Sep 2019
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No Obligation To Accommodate Employee "Wishes"
An Ontario court recently confirmed that an employee's desire to return to work does not on its own trigger a duty to accommodate
Canada
24 Jul 2019
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Is Your Company's Employee Handbook Enforceable?
A recent BC Supreme Court case is yet another reminder that courts will carefully scrutinize any term which purports to displace an employee's common law entitlement to reasonable notice of termination of employment.
Canada
10 Apr 2019
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Preparing For 2019 Collective Bargaining?
This week, the British Columbia Business Council (the "BCBC") released its latest Collective Bargaining Bulletin containing collective agreement wage settlement data up to the end of November 2018 (the "Bulletin").
Canada
7 Feb 2019
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Employer Policies On Off-Duty Cannabis Use
For example, the Calgary Police Service has imposed a complete ban on its officers consuming cannabis, even while off-duty or on vacation.
Canada
26 Oct 2018
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To Be Or Not To Be (An Employee): Employment Standards Vs The Gig Economy
Traditionally, independent contractors have been excluded from the purview of employment standards protections.
Canada
17 Sep 2018
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More On Statutory Holidays
In our June 28 blog post, we wrote about calculating holidays and holiday pay for employees working in British Columbia who are entitled to holiday pay.
Canada
31 Aug 2018
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Probationary Periods: How Long Is Too Long?
In each Canadian jurisdiction, there are rules under employment standards legislation regarding the period of employment during which a non-unionized employee can be dismissed without cause and without notice or pay in lieu of notice.
Canada
23 Jul 2018
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Evaluating Probationary Employees
Many savvy employers incorporate probation clauses into employment agreements with new employees.
Canada
16 Jul 2018
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Employment Standards Amendments
Leaves under Employment Standards protect employees' job status and benefits while they are off work.
Canada
12 Apr 2018
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules That Federal Employees Are Protected From Arbitrary Dismissal
An adjudicator deciding an unjust dismissal complaint under the Code can award a wide range of remedies if they find the termination was unjust, including reinstatement of the employee.
Canada
18 Jul 2016
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Suspension held to Constitute Constructive Dismissal: Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 SCC 10
Employers frequently ask us whether they are allowed to suspend an employee, and, if they do so, whether there is a risk that the employee may sue for constructive dismissal.
Canada
13 Mar 2015
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