Independent Contractor vs Employee: Knowing the Difference Before It Costs You

It has been long established that employees are owed certain obligations not owed to independent contractors, especially that of reasonable notice of termination. But...

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60 HR Professionals Stay Up To Date On The Latest Trends Of Employment Law In Langley

Roughly 60 HR professionals gathered in the Fraser Valley last Friday to learn about the latest legal related trends in Human Resources at the...

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Fixed-Term Employment: Manage the Risks and Respect Your Employees

By Erin Brandt Some employment contracts specify an end date, some don’t. Why do employers choose one or the other? At the end of the...

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Determining Wrongful Dismissal Damages in Fast-Track Litigation

By Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. Rules of court in most jurisdictions in Canada make provision for summary trials or fast-track litigation, trial processes that are...

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The Myth of a Happy Workplace

By David M. Brown As an employment lawyer, I regularly meet with people dealing with chronic work related stress. They often come in to my...

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Y’all Come Back Now, Hear?

By Robert Smithson The weird world of employment law sometimes compels employees to go back to work for the very employer which fired them. Recently,...

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Probation Meant as an Opportunity to Demonstrate Skills

By Robert Smithson I sometimes refer to the probation period as the Rodney Dangerfield of employment law (for those of you not old enough to...

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Resolutions for Business in 2013

By Robert Smithson In the weeks before the end of 2012, I had been mulling over the phrase “do better” as a way of capturing...

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