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Harassment in the Hospitality Industry: Employee Rights and Employer Risk Management

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 […]

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The Sale of a Business: What Does it Mean for the Employment Relationship?

You’ve decided to sell the business. What does this mean for your employees and their future with the enterprise?

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Money (That’s What I Want): Can an Employer Recover Mistaken Overpayments from its Employees?

Lawyer Trevor Thomas, Contributor. (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 […]

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Decision on employee reference eases employer fears ‘to a certain extent’ (Trevor Thomas quoted in Benefits Canada)

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 […]

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Kent Employment Law Highlighted in Triple Pundit Article on Canadian B Corps (Oct 2017)

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 […]

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Employer Forum Recap: Disability and Workplace Accommodation (Sept 2017)

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 […]

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Employer Forum Recap: Dismissal Done Right (May 2017)

Introduced in 2016, Kent Employment Law’s quarterly Employer Forums are an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Our most recent Forum, hosted as always by lawyer Trevor Thomas, took place on May 30. The topic this time was a particularly challenging one: how to end the employment relationship. Leading the discussion were […]

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Employer Forum Recap: Engagement and Retention

Hosted by lawyer Trevor Thomas, February’s Forum focused on employee engagement and retention. We were joined by Danielle Allan, Finance Director at Allan Financial, and Casey Miller, President of 6 1/2 Consulting.

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Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

It seems reasonable to expect that all workplace relationships are governed by the Human Rights Code. They aren’t.

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Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring

This month marked the debut of Kent Employment Law’s Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by our own Trevor Thomas, November’s Forum focused on recruitment and hiring with a lively discussion led by senior HR professional Heidi Eaves and business consultant Fraser Engel. With individuals from over […]

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