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How Can Employers Foster “Sustainable Employment”?

Sustainable employment refers to an employment relationship that is long-lasting and built on principles such as collaboration, transparency, and mutual benefit. How can employers foster sustainable employment in the workplace? One key way is through the terms of their employee contracts. The connection between sustainable employment and employment contracts derives from the concern for employee […]

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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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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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Words from Simon: What Employers Need to Know about Family Law

As an employer, there are ways you can provide some of the support a separating or divorcing employee needs, and support your own business at the same time. Today we’re sharing Simon Kent’s four tips – some practical, some legal – for employers dealing with the impact of separation and divorce in the workplace.

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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. 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 15 different organizations representing a wide […]

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Flex Hours: Making it Work for Your Business

If the number of articles published on Forbes.com alone is any indication, workplace flexibility is a hot topic for today’s employers. Researchers and pundits alike hail the benefits of flexible work arrangements, which include employee happiness, productivity, and engagement. In certain circumstances, such as where an employee faces health issues or family responsibilities, flexible work […]

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Heather Hettiarachchi Speaks at Vancouver HRMA Roundtable Mar 8

Join Kent Employment Law lawyer and human resources specialist Heather Hettiarachchi and learn about key human resources issues in relation to the ageing workforce.

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Workplace Dress Codes: What Employers Should Know

By Wendy Woloshyn. (Originally published January 2016; updated October 2019.) Does your organization have a dress code? If so, is it enforceable? For the vast majority of modern workplaces, rules or policies about how employees are expected to dress aren’t necessary. In 2019, it’s generally understood that we should show up for work looking neat, […]

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Heather Hettiarachchi Speaks to HRM Online about Employees and Social Media

Heather Hettiarachchi speaks to HRM Online and offers employers tips on employee social media use.

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