• Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

      By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms (their websit ...

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    • David Brown Presents at HRMA Legal Symposium, January 26, 2017

      HRMA Legal Symposium 2017 Marijuana In the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis? A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While it is believed that a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis will not be ready for some time, the prospects of legalized cannabis in th ...

      Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 16 readers -
    • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

      Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment be ...

      Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • Decline of Traditional Retail

    By Geoff Mason. The holiday season brings many things to mind. Wrapping presents while sipping a glass of rum and eggnog. Playing hockey with friends on a frozen pond. And, of course, being packed into a frenetic supermall like a sardine. For those who never found the traditional Christmas shopping experience very appealing, respite may be on the horizon, but likely at a cost.

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  • Suen: Family Status Protections for Both Parents

    By Erin Brandt. The British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code) protects employees who have competing work and family obligations from discrimination on the job. Put another way, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against their workers (including by firing them) because of their family status.

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  • We’re Hiring: Kelowna Employment Lawyer

    Kent Employment Law is a progressive, boutique employment law firm with its Okanagan office located in the heart of Kelowna. We are also proud to be the first Canadian law firm to be certified as a B Corp, after undergoing a rigorous assessment of our social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Disability and Workplace Accommodation (May 2017)

    As part of its commitment to supporting employers in their efforts to create healthy, thriving workplaces, Kent Employment Law introduced its Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Offered in both Vancouver and Kelowna, these breakfast events are an opportunity for employers to learn from the experts and connect wi ...

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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 earlier this year.

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  • The ESB: A Force to Be Reckoned With

    By Fiona Anderson. Employers take note: The BC Employment Standards Branch (the ESB) can land a hefty punch against employers who are found not to be complying with the Employment Standards Act (the ESA). Many smaller employers are not one-hundred per cent sure of their obligations under the ESA, often assuming that if they are fair, there’s no problem.

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 17 readers -
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