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Are British Columbia Employees Who Are On Strike Or Locked Out Entitled To Health And Welfare Benefits?
Employers of unionized workforces often face different challenges and legal issues than employers of non-union workforces. The biggest difference is that in a unionized workforce the terms and ...
Canada
8 Oct 2019
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Ugh, My Co-Worker Stinks! Do You Have To Accommodate Competing Rights In The Workplace?
Everyone has body odour, and occasionally, it can affect the workplace. Take the examples of a long-time,excellent employee who develops a condition which results in severe and "offensive" body odour
Canada
25 Sep 2019
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Harassment: Understanding, Recognizing And Addressing It In The Workplace
Have you heard statements like these thrown around casually by both employers and employees: "My boss harassed me at work today to finish my project";
Canada
10 Sep 2019
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What Are British Columbia Employers Allowed To Say To Employees About A Union?
As we have previously blogged about here, the British Columbia Labour Relations Code (the "Code")
Canada
26 Jul 2019
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Attention All Federally Regulated Employers: Mark Your Calendars For September 1, 2019
Summer is often a time for rest and relaxation but federally regulated employers will need to spend at least part of the summer months
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Is Your Former Employee's Release Enforceable?
In Dumitrache v. Glenlyon-Norfolk School Society, 2019 BCHRT 68 ("Dumitrache"), the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal dismissed
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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The Many Costs Of A Rogue Employee: Are Punitive Damages One Of Them?
The massive data breach involving Desjardins Group and around 2.7 million people announced on June 20 is an illustration of how vulnerable organizations can be to the acts of rogue employees...
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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What Do Alberta Employers Need To Know About Bill 2: An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business?
On May 27, 2019, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open For Business (Bill 2), in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Why Your Company Should Have A Social Media Policy
As the May long weekend approaches, it may be a good time for employers to consider reviewing or implementing social media policies.
Canada
31 May 2019
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BC Government Introduces Bill 30 To Amend Labour Relations Code
On April 30, 2019, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 30, Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2019 in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly.
Canada
9 May 2019
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Top 5 Tips For Preventing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
Employers are increasingly concerned about preventing sexual harassment in the workplace – not only to ensure that all workers ...
Canada
12 Feb 2019
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Apology And Gift Card Make Human Rights Complaint Go Away
Brianne Duke filed a BC Human Rights Tribunal complaint, 2018 BCHRT 283, that when shopping at a grocery store operated by Sobey's in Burnaby, she was approached by an employee who told her inappropriate jokes...
Canada
23 Jan 2019
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It's Not Humbug: Recognizing The Principle Of Mutual Trust And Confidence In The Workplace
Today the master and servant relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk Bob Cratchit appears to our eyes an anachronism.
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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Ontario Proposes New Amendments To Employment Legislation, Reversing Changes Introduced By The Previous Government
We previously reported changes to Ontario's Employment Standards legislation. Some of those changes are now being undone by Bill 47.
Canada
12 Dec 2018
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Province To Regulate Recruitment Of Temporary Foreign Workers
On November 8, 2018, British Columbia's government passed Bill 48, the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (the "Act").
Canada
27 Nov 2018
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Province Of British Columbia Tables Amendments To The Human Rights Code
On November 1, 2018, the British Columbia Government tabled Bill 50, Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018.
Canada
14 Nov 2018
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Changes To Labour Relations Code Proposed In New Report
This change would reduce the scope of permissible employer speech and revert the law to what was permissible prior to 2002.
Canada
29 Oct 2018
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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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Cannabis Is Legal: Top Tips For Employers
This is probably not the first article you will read today on cannabis. Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but strictly regulated.
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Travel Outside of Canada Post October 16, 2018
Much attention has been given to workplace policies and procedures regarding the use of cannabis by employees following the legalisation of the recreational use of cannabis in Canada effective October 17, 2018.
Canada
1 Oct 2018
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