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Government Assistance for Businesses during COVID-19, Part 2: Export Development Canada Loan Guarantee

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 […]

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Government Assistance for Businesses during COVID-19, Part 1: The CEBA

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 […]

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Webinar on COVID-19 and the Workplace: Trevor Speaks with BC Vet Techs (April 3)

On Friday April 3, 2020, join employment lawyer Trevor Thomas online as he speaks to Veterinary professionals about the employment law issues affecting them and their workplace during this global health crisis.

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Trevor Partners with People’s Law School Session (April 2020)

In this class, learn about the legal issues that may affect you in the workplace. KEL Lawyer Trevor Thomas explains the essentials of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out standards every employer and employee must follow.

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Workplace Defamation: Trevor Thomas Speaks to HRD Canada (December 2019)

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, including what […]

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Trevor Presents at BCVTA Fall Conference (October 2019)

Join Trevor Thomas at the 2019 BC Veterinary Technologists Association’s Fall Conference for a primer on some of the key employment law topics of interest to BC’s veterinary professionals.

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Recap: Vancouver Employer Forum – October 2018

At last month’s Vancouver Employer Forum, we took on the challenge of tackling two timely workplace issues: #metoo and gender.

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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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