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Non-Compete Clauses: The Fundamentals

Some employers will include a non-competition or non-compete clause – aka a “restrictive covenant” – in an employee’s contract to restrict that employee’s ability to compete with the business if the employee ever quits or is fired. Put simply, a (properly-drafted) non-competition clause prevents an employee from doing a certain activity, in a certain area, […]

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Geoff Mason Talks to Stirling Faux on CKNW’s Vancouver Consumer Show

On September 15th, KEL lawyer Geoff Mason spoke to Stirling Faux on Global News/980 CKNW’s Vancouver Consumer radio show about a wide variety of employment law topics of interest to British Columbians. Click here to listen to the interview.

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How Will Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Affect Employers? (Geoff Mason on Roundhouse Radio)

Canada is 47 days away from legalization. KEL lawyer Geoff Mason spoke to BIV News on Roundhouse Radio about how the legalization of recreational cannabis will affect employers, and how they can prepare (at 19:13). Click here to listen to the interview.

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Gig Economy and Worker Protections (Geoff Mason on Lynda Steele Show)

The gig economy – it offers convenience for workers, but can leave them in a precarious position, legally speaking.  Geoff Mason speaks to Jody Vance on the Lynda Steele Show about this trending workplace arrangement and the issue of worker protections. Click here to listen to the interview.

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Why is the Gig Economy Changing the Future of Work? (Geoff Mason on Global Podcast)

Interested in what the Gig Economy means for the future of work? Check out KEL lawyer Geoff Mason‘s interview with Niki Reitmayer on the Global News Podcast This Is Why. Click here to listen.

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Changes to BC Laws Entitle Employees to Expanded and New Forms of Leave from Work

Employers take note – employees covered by the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (ESA) will soon be entitled to significantly longer and brand new leaves of absence.

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Geoff and Trevor Join DRG to Talk Return-to-Work (April 2018)

On April 27, our friends at Diversified Rehabilitation Group (DRG) will be offering a full-day workshop that will provide participants with the knowledge and resources they need to develop a successful employee return-to-work program. The day’s presenters will include Kent Employment Law lawyers Geoff Mason and Trevor Thomas, who will review key human rights issues […]

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The Gig Economy: How Should Regulators Respond?

By Geoff Mason. While you might not have heard the term before, the “gig economy” has grown tremendously over the past decade or so. The broader concept of the gig economy is foreign to most, but the companies that comprise it are familiar to many. Uber, Airbnb, and Grubhub are all examples of companies operating […]

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Decline of Traditional Retail

By Geoff Mason. The holiday season brings many things to mind. Wrapping presents while sipping a glass of rum and eggnog. Playing hockey with friends on a frozen pond. And, of course, being packed into a frenetic supermall like a sardine. For those who never found the traditional Christmas shopping experience very appealing, respite may […]

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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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