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The Challenge of Terminating for Cause: Stock v. Oak Bay Marina Ltd.

What’s the difference between a termination with cause and without?

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Tips for Employers: How to Calculate Stat Holiday Pay in BC

“It was my understanding that there would be no math.” (Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live, 1976) Which holidays does the BC Employment Standards Act recognize as official stat holidays? Which employees qualify for those holidays? And for those who do, how do you calculate their stat holiday pay entitlements? This week, David […]

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Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

David Brown, Lawyer. Probationary periods in employment… for  something seeming so simple,  they still cause a lot of confusion, and employees and employers alike are frequently mistaken about the legality of probationary periods and how they apply to the non-unionized worker. Employees who are terminated during probationary periods often accept their lot without ever receiving legal advice, […]

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3 Problems with Union Members Hiring their Own Lawyers

David Brown, Lawyer. I often receive requests for consultations from unionized workers dissatisfied with their employer, their union or both. Frequently, this dissatisfaction arises out of the worker having a grievance with the company, but he or she feels that they are not receiving proper representation from their union. Before going ahead and hiring a […]

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