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Words from Simon: What Employers Need to Know about Family Law

As an employer, there are ways you can provide some of the support a separating or divorcing employee needs, and support your own business at the same time. Today we’re sharing Simon Kent’s four tips – some practical, some legal – for employers dealing with the impact of separation and divorce in the workplace.

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Flex Hours: Making it Work for Your Business

If the number of articles published on Forbes.com alone is any indication, workplace flexibility is a hot topic for today’s employers. Researchers and pundits alike hail the benefits of flexible work arrangements, which include employee happiness, productivity, and engagement. In certain circumstances, such as where an employee faces health issues or family responsibilities, flexible work […]

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How Employers Can Foster “Sustainable Employment” 

Last month, Kent Employment Law lawyer, Trevor Thomas, was invited to the offices of SRK Consulting Canada to speak to members of the Engineering Human Resources Association. Trevor’s focus was on how employers can foster “sustainable employment” in the workplace through their employee contracts. Sustainable employment refers to an employment relationship that is long-lasting and built on principles such […]

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Sustainable Employment: Make Every New Hire Count

Your recruiting efforts have paid off. After weeks (or months) of placing ads, reading resumes, and holding interviews, you’ve finally found someone who seems like a fantastic fit for your organization. You’re ready to make an offer. What do you need to know before you do? In anticipation of our upcoming Employer Forum on hiring […]

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Heather Hettiarachchi Speaks at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable Mar 8

Join Kent Employment Law lawyer and human resources specialist Heather Hettiarachchi and learn about key human resources issues in relation to the ageing workforce.

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Heather Hettiarachchi writes about Dependent Contractors for Small Business BC

In this January 2016 article, Heather Hettiarachchi offers tips to employers on how to minimize liability in the event a contractor is found to be a “dependent contractor”.

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Trevor Thomas Presenting at BDC Small Business Week 2015, Oct 22

Trevor Thomas will be speaking about key employment law issues for small business owners during Small Business Week on October 22, 2015.

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Lunch Seminar – Sustainable Employment Practices for Employers and HR Professionals

Simon Kent and Heather Hettiarachchi will introduce employers and HR professionals to the notion of Sustainable Employment, and how to implement it in the workplace.

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6 Key Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: What Canadian Employers Need to Know

In 2014, it has been next to impossible to read or watch a Canadian news report that didn’t include one story or another about an employer exploiting the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). While the TFWP was created as a last (and limited) resort to allow employers to bring foreign workers to Canada on […]

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