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Recap: Virtual Employer Forum – Restrictive Covenants: When and How to Use Them

Recap: Virtual Employer Forum – Restrictive Covenants: When and How to Use Them For its May Employer Forum, we turned our attention to restrictive covenants: What are they, why do you need them, and how should you put them into place? KEL lawyers Simon Kent and Ryan Macklon led the discussion, which included a review […]

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Recap: Virtual Employer Forum – Employment Contracts in the time of COVID-19

By Wendy Woloshyn. Last month, Kent Employment Law hosted its first Virtual Employer Forum of 2021. The topic? Employment contracts in the time of COVID-19. KEL lawyers Fiona McFarlane and Simon Kent reviewed the basics, highlighting several key issues for employers to consider when it comes to contracting with their employees, including overtime, layoffs, non-competition […]

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HR and Employment Law Issues During COVID-19 (Webinar Recording Available)

HR and Employment Law Issues During COVID-19 BC Non-Profit Housing Association April 30, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Webinar On April 30, the BCNPHA presented a free webinar for employers seeking help navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. In this 90 minute session, legal and HR experts Simon Kent (Founder of Kent Employment Law) and Marsha […]

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Employment Law Issues During COVID-19 (Webinar April 17)

Employment Law Issues During COVID-19: Ask an employment lawyer BC Continuing Legal Education Society April 17, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Webinar Who should attend: All lawyers and legal support staff In these times of rapid change and uncertainty where employment can be precarious, you might have lots of questions about employment law in relation […]

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Employer Reference Letters: What Are You Afraid Of?

(Originally published January 2015, updated with video March 2019.) When it comes to writing reference letters, the current employer mindset seems to be “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” – also known as Thumper’s Rule. Some employment lawyers have echoed this advice. It seems that an almost paralyzing fear of […]

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The Year Ahead: Value-Focused

New Year’s Resolutions. Worn-out cliché? Maybe, but that doesn’t stop me from making them.

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Words from Simon: The Year in Review (2017)

The past 12 months have flown by, and while we don’t want to interrupt that (positive) momentum, we do think it’s important to pause for a moment and reflect on the goodness that was 2017. Looking back, here are some of the themes from KEL’s past year that stand out…

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Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (Admin Slayer ebook, 2017)

Cutting-edge virtual assistants Admin Slayer have created the quintessential Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide and Simon Kent was delighted to be one of the contributors who helped make it happen! Get ready to learn about everything from strategy & planning, leadership & managing growth, to money, culture, human resources, personal development, marketing, and much more. (Simon’s chapter […]

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Kelowna Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring (June 2017)

In 2016, Kent Employment Law introduced its Employer Forum series in Vancouver. An in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals, our Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting. Earlier this month, we were delighted to introduce our Employer Forums to the Okanagan business community. […]

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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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