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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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Employer Forum Recap: Engagement and Retention

Hosted by lawyer Trevor Thomas, February’s Forum focused on employee engagement and retention. We were joined by Danielle Allan, Finance Director at Allan Financial, and Casey Miller, President of 6 1/2 Consulting.

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Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

It seems reasonable to expect that all workplace relationships are governed by the Human Rights Code. They aren’t.

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Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel. With individuals from over […]

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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 Contracts: Clear, Transparent, and Collaborative

We’ve written elsewhere about the importance of employers creating Sustainable Employment™ relationships with their employees, by which we mean relationships that are lasting, beneficial, and meaningful for everyone involved. As nice as that sounds, though, what does this look like in practice? To help translate theory into reality, we’re always on the lookout for real-life examples […]

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How You Treat Your Employees Transcends How You Categorize Them

In recent years, companies like Uber have increased the public’s awareness of “worker misclassification”. While most non-lawyers likely don’t know (or care) about the legal nuances of the employee vs. independent contractor distinction, they understand that how a worker is categorized can affect her legal entitlements, particularly when she is dismissed from her job.

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