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Unacceptable Wait Times for BC Worker Complaints (David Mardiros speaks to CBC)

Wait times for worker complaints in B.C. unacceptable, advocates say By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, January 16, 2020 The family of one BC woman has waited more than a year for the Employment Standards Branch to hear her case. Find out what Kent Employment Law’s David Mardiros had to say about the unacceptable wait times […]

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Will Employers Be Able to Require COVID-19 Vaccination? (Stephanie Cousineau Quoted in Times Colonist)

Mandatory vaccination unlikely for workplaces; focus will be on education By Roxanne Egan-Elliott, Times Colonist, December 10, 2020 Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, will employers be able to require that employees be immunized? Find out what Kent Employment Law’s Stephanie Cousineau had to say about mandatory vaccination in today’s Times Colonist article by Roxanne […]

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We’re Hiring: Employment Lawyer (Kelowna)

Nestled in the Okanagan wine country, our Kelowna office is looking for an employment lawyer to join our dynamic, community-minded team. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience, including a background in employment litigation, and possess the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster strong client relationships. They will […]

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We’re Hiring – Litigation Associate (Vancouver / Surrey)

We are currently looking for a lawyer to join our Vancouver / Surrey team. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of litigation experience, with at least one of those in the field of employment law, and the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster and develop client relationships. They will […]

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We’re Hiring – Employment Lawyer (Vancouver / Surrey)

We are currently looking for a senior employment lawyer to join our Vancouver / Surrey team. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of litigation experience, with the majority of those in the field of employment law, and the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster and develop client relationships. They […]

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COVID-19 and Employee Vacation Time (Canadian HR Reporter)

5 key questions on vacation time with COVID-19 By John Dujay, Canadian HR Reporter, April 28, 2020 With so many workers being laid off or working reduced hours, vacation time is becoming one of the hot-button issues facing employers and HR during the pandemic. Do they have the right to force workers to take vacation […]

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Angry Tweet leads to Dismissal: Kent Lawyer Speaks to CTV News

Employee who got $6 BBQ sauce as holiday gift says he was fired for angry tweet By Graham Slaughter. CTV News.ca, January 3, 2020 A BC employee was fired after complaining on Twitter that his employer gave him a cheap, seemingly thoughtless gift for Christmas. Was the firing legal? Or just ill-advised? Lawyer Richard Johnson […]

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We’re Hiring – Kelowna Employment Lawyer (Litigation Associate)

Nestled in the Okanagan wine country, our Kelowna office is hiring a litigation associate to help service our growing client base. The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of experience, although a background in employment litigation is a strong asset. More than anything, our ideal candidate is highly motivated to learn, possesses the temperament to […]

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Workplace Defamation: Kent Lawyer 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 in Rachel […]

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Harassment Complaint against UVIC Coach: Kent Lawyer Quoted in CP Article

UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press, November 22, 2019 Three rowers who accused their coach of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. Find out more, including what […]

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