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Employer Forum Recap: Dismissal Done Right (May 2017)

Introduced in 2016, Kent Employment Law’s quarterly Employer Forums are an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Our most recent Forum, hosted as always by lawyer Trevor Thomas, took place on May 30. The topic this time was a particularly challenging one: how to end the employment relationship. Leading the discussion were […]

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Look to employment contract to assess entitlement after harassment: AdvocateDaily.com

For those seeking compensation after enduring workplace harassment, their employment contract is often a significant indicator of how much money they could receive in a claim.

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Honesty: The Best Policy…but Not Necessary When Enforcing a Contract

How far do the contractual duties of honesty and good faith extend when it comes to the employment relationship? Can Canadian courts disregard the wording of a contract in the name of “fairness”? Samantha Stepney considers these timely questions, and others, in her latest case law update. Read Samantha’s review of the recent Alberta Court […]

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

In today’s post, the first in a 5-part series, we focus on the risks, benefits and alternatives to using fixed-term contracts for seasonal workers.

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Aspect Structural Engineers: Building Employee Trust and Respect

When Gina Sheppard, Partner at Aspect Structural Engineers, told us that her firm had recently introduced policies allowing employees to take unlimited vacation and set their own work hours, we were intrigued.

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Parents’ Rights at Work: Today’s Parent Magazine

For those parents who aren’t aware of their workplace rights, Richard Johnson provides a helpful primer in the May issue of Today’s Parent on how human rights and employment standards law work to protect them on the job.

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How to handle age discrimination at work: AdvocateDaily.com

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

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Aggravated damages awarded to spa worker in wrongful dismissal: AdvocateDaily.com

A skincare therapist has been awarded $15,000 in aggravated damages for the bad-faith conduct of her employer in a wrongful dismissal case, says Kent employment lawyer Richard Johnson, who represented the woman in the lawsuit.

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Kelowna Launch 2017: Recap

We were delighted to have a reason to play host to the Okanagan community last month at the official opening of our Kelowna office!

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Gender-Based Dress Codes: Did We Need Another Law?

By Erin Brandt. Updated April 21, 2017 (Originally posted March 31, 2017) Gender-based dress codes have lately become a media “hot topic”. In March, I joined the public discussion when I spoke to CBC’s Andrew Chang  about BC Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s proposal to outlaw high heels in the workplace. Much of the focus in […]

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