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

(First published May 2014. Updated January 2017.) 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? The topic of after-hours work email is again in the news after France introduced a new law that grants […]

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

Lawyer Erin Brandt (nee Kizell), 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 […]

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