By Trevor Thomas. This is the second post in a three-part series covering the three credit programs that the Canadian Federal government has established for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. In Part 1, we wrote about the Canada Emergency Business Account. Below, we review the second option available to Canadian businesses: the Export Development […]
Government Assistance for Businesses during COVID-19, Part 2: Export Development Canada Loan Guarantee
By Trevor Thomas. As you’ve likely already heard, the Canadian Federal government has earmarked $65 billion for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. The funds are accessible through three credit programs: 1. Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”); 2. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Loan and Guarantee Program; and 3. Business Development Bank Co-Lending Program. This […]
Can employees sue HR over bad references? By Rachel Ranosa, Human Resources Director Canada, December 11, 2019 Defamation in the workplace isn’t limited to gossiping around the watercooler. Sometimes, an employer who provides false statements about a former employee during a background check may end up getting sued for defamation. Find out more in Rachel […]
At last month’s Vancouver Employer Forum, we took on the challenge of tackling two timely workplace issues: #metoo and gender.
Unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment continues to be one of the most pressing issues facing modern business owners. How can employers safeguard their employees’ rights while also managing risk? Earlier this month, Kent Employment Law lawyer Trevor Thomas joined lawyer Shea Coulson and Director of Operations at L’Abattoir Restaurant Lisa Haley to share their legal and […]
You’ve decided to sell the business. What does this mean for your employees and their future with the enterprise?
(Originally published August 2015. Updated January 2018) What happens when an employer makes a payroll mistake? Can it recover accidental overpayments from its employees? The overpayment issue gained media attention in Canada when grocery chain Loblaws demanded that a group of workers in Surrey, BC pay back thousands of dollars after the employer made a […]
For the December 19, 2017 issue of Benefits Canada, Martha Porado spoke to various legal experts, including Kent Employment Law’s Trevor Thomas, about the recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Papp v. Stokes. One of the issues before the court was employee Adam Papp’s defamation claim against his former employer after the employer gave Papp a negative […]
Canadian B Corps Stand Against Hate and Discrimination in the Workplace By Melissa Schweyer (for Triple Pundit) In a recent article for Triple Pundit highlighting four Canadian B Corps taking a stand against discrimination and hate, Melissa Schweyer speaks to Trevor Thomas about Kent Employment Law’s values and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. You […]
As part of its commitment to supporting employers in their efforts to create healthy, thriving workplaces, Kent Employment Law introduced its Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Offered in both Vancouver and Kelowna, these breakfast events are an opportunity for employers to learn from the experts and connect […]