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B Corp: Celebrating Recertification

By Wendy Woloshyn. In 2015, we became the first B Corp law firm in Canada – and were more than just a little proud! It’s now 2017, and what a (positive) difference two years makes. 2017 Recertification and Audit To remain a B Corp, an organization must “recertify” biennially, so our turn was up in […]

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Implied Terms in Employment Contracts: Part 2 (Employers)

Employment contracts come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in terms of detail, style and substance. There’s one thing they all have in common, however. Every employment agreement is FULL of implied terms.

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Implied Terms in Employment Contracts: Part 1 (Employees)

Employment contracts come in all shapes and sizes. They vary in terms of detail, style and substance. There’s one thing they all have in common, however. Every employment agreement is FULL of implied terms.

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Japanese Vending Machines: The High Cost of Low-Skilled Labour

If you’ve ever been to Japan, you’ve probably noticed the bevy of vending machines. They’re everywhere. In fact, there are approximately 23 vending machines for every person in Japan. For a population of 127 million people, that’s, well…a lot of vending machines.

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The Gig Economy: Geoff Mason on Roundhouse Radio

What does the gig economy mean for B.C. workers? Geoff Mason weighs in.

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B.C. laws lag behind fast-rising gig economy (Geoff Mason quoted in BIV)

“The bottom line is that the way the employment standards protections are structured currently, they did not have this economic concept in mind,” Geoff Mason tells Business in Vancouver.

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Seasonal Worker Series (Part 1): Fixed-Term Contracts

In today’s post, the first in a 5-part series, we focus on the risks, benefits and alternatives to using fixed-term contracts for seasonal workers.

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Sustainable Employment in the Modern Workplace: Davis Spring Employers Conference (May 2017)

Today’s businesses are subject to a variety of demands, from updates in employment law to emerging issues and trends that affect society as a whole. How does an employer stay on top of these challenges and maintain best practices?

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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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