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Webinar on COVID-19 and the Workplace: Trevor Speaks with BC Vet Techs (April 3)

On Friday April 3, 2020, join employment lawyer Trevor Thomas online as he speaks to Veterinary professionals about the employment law issues affecting them and their workplace during this global health crisis.

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: Webinar with Paula and Erin (Link Available)

COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Community Futures April 2, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Webinar On April 2, employment lawyers Paula Krawus and Erin Brandt partnered with Community Futures to offer a webinar on managing your workplace during the COVID-19 health crisis. Topics included temporary lay-offs, sick leave, termination pay/severance, non-discrimination, […]

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BC’s COVID-19 Action Plan: The Provincial Government’s Efforts to Support People and Businesses

Yesterday, the British Columbia government announced its COVID-19 Action Plan, which included a variety of financial relief initiatives to help both individuals and businesses who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including: The new BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Changes to the BC Climate Action Tax Credit Extension of Tax and Other Payment Deadlines For […]

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Creed: Protecting Veganism as a Human Right

By Richard Johnson. We have witnessed several exciting human rights debates and developments in British Columbia in recent years: from prohibitions on sexualized dress codes, to protections for childcare obligations, to the availability of menstrual product receptacles in gendered washrooms. A central purpose underlying the work of Canadian human rights tribunals and courts is to […]

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Paula Krawus Partners with Community Futures for Webinar Presentation (March 2020)

On March 18, join employment lawyer Paula Krawus to learn about sustainable employment and the simple steps your business can take towards creating an engaged and purpose-driven workplace based on principles like respect and collaboration.

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David Brown Presents at 58th Annual CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference & Expo (April 2020)

With the legalization of cannabis, Canadians have a legal right to consume cannabis. Employers have concerns about the possible impact on employees’ performance during working hours. Join David Brown and other experts as they discuss the legal, medical and practical issues facing employers when it comes to cannabis in the workplace.

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Job Abandonment: Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread

By Gurkirat Singh Dhillon. Are you an employer who just learned that one of your employees has not shown up to work in a while? Did that employee communicate with his or her manager about this absence? Have calls and emails to the employee gone unanswered? Depending on the answers to these questions, you may […]

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Richard Johnson at HRD Employment Law Masterclass (Feb 2020)

Join KEL Partner Richard Johnson at this year’s HRD Employment Law Masterclass in Vancouver on Feb 19 to learn everything you need to know about long-term absenteeism in the workplace!

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Angry Tweet leads to Dismissal: Richard Johnson Speaks to CTV News

Employee who got $6 BBQ sauce as holiday gift says he was fired for angry tweet By Graham Slaughter. CTV, January 3, 2020 A BC employee was fired after complaining on Twitter that his employer gave him a cheap, seemingly thoughtless gift for Christmas. Was the firing legal? Or just ill-advised? Lawyer Richard Johnson […]

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We’re Hiring – Kelowna Employment Lawyer (Litigation Associate)

Nestled in the Okanagan wine country, our Kelowna office is hiring a litigation associate to help service our growing client base. The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience, although a background in employment litigation is a strong asset. More than anything, our ideal candidate is highly motivated to learn, possesses the temperament to […]

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