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Can – and Should – Employers “Ban” After-Hours Work Email?

(First published May 2014. Updated June 2019.)   Do you expect your employees to read and respond to work-related email after hours or on weekends? Or do you encourage your staff to “disconnect” once they leave the office? Some countries, like France, adopted laws that grants employees the legal right to ignore work emails outside […]

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The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal: Legal Services for the 21st Century?

Lawyer Erin Brandt, Contributor.  Traditional means for resolving legal disputes – i.e. the civil courts – can be slow, complicated, and expensive.  Over time, dispute resolution “alternatives” such as arbitration and mediation have emerged in response to these obstacles. The courts themselves have also introduced different ways for parties to try and resolve their differences […]

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