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Implied Terms in Employment Contracts: Part 2 (Employers)

Employment contracts come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in terms of detail, style and substance. There’s one thing they all have in common, however. Every employment agreement is FULL of implied terms.

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Implied Terms in Employment Contracts: Part 1 (Employees)

Employment contracts come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in terms of detail, style and substance. There’s one thing they all have in common, however. Every employment agreement is FULL of implied terms.

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Japanese Vending Machines: The High Cost of Low-Skilled Labour

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’ve probably noticed the bevy of vending machines. They’re everywhere. In fact, there are approximately 23 vending machines for every person in Japan. For a population of 127 million people, that’s, well…a lot of vending machines.

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The Gig Economy: Geoff Mason on Roundhouse Radio

What does the gig economy mean for B.C. workers? Geoff Mason weighs in.

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B.C. laws lag behind fast-rising gig economy (Geoff Mason quoted in BIV)

“The bottom line is that the way the employment standards protections are structured currently, they did not have this economic concept in mind,” Geoff Mason tells Business in Vancouver.

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Seasonal Worker Series (Part 5): Ending the Seasonal Employment Relationship

As we head into the last few weeks of summer, we look at the rights and obligations of employers and employees when it comes to ending seasonal employment.

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Seasonal Worker Series (Part 4): Stat Holidays and Vacation

By Geoff Mason. Earlier this month, we continued my 5-part blog series on summer employment with a post describing the special employment rules that apply to certain summer-centric industries. In today’s post (Part 4), I review the rules that apply to statutory holiday pay and vacation entitlements. Of the 10 statutory holidays in British Columbia, […]

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Seasonal Worker Series (Part 3): Special Rules for Special Industries

By Geoff Mason. Last month, we continued my 5-part blog series on summer employment with a focus on things to consider when hiring young employees. In today’s post (Part 3), I highlight some of the special rules that apply to certain industries that are especially active during the summer. The summer brings a surge in […]

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Seasonal Worker Series (Part 2): Young Employees

By Geoff Mason. Last month, we launched my 5-part blog series on summer employment with a focus on the pros and cons of using fixed term contracts for seasonal workers. In today’s post (Part 2), I turn to the topic of young employees (defined as age 14 and under) and offer some employment law reminders […]

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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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