Legal Insights

Employment Law A Woman's Legal Rights to Maternity Leave and Benefits

Between provincial legislation and federal benefits, new parents should be able take time off if required to give birth or care for a newborn or newly-adopted child without fear of

Employment Law How to Approach Being Bullied at Work

Bullying and harassment doesn’t just happen in schools – it also happens in the workplace. BC has laws in place to prevent workplace bullying and harassment such as verbal aggression,

Employment Law

It helps if you have a basic understanding of what a wrongful dismissal is and how it’s viewed by the courts. Don’t confuse wrongful dismissal with just cause, which the law recognizes as an employer having sufficient grounds for termination (i.e. misconduct, theft, incompetence).

Employment Law

As we enter the holiday season, lampposts and windows are decorated, carolers sing in the streets and businesses close at unusual hours. Aside from retail, most businesses tend to slow down and employers sometimes find that they have more staff than they need and may ask them to take vacation time while it is slow.

Employment Law

You’re wrapping up a job interview of an amazing applicant; she has all the education, experience, and interpersonal skills you’re looking for. As is your practice, you try to connect with the applicant on a more personal level and so the interview morphs into a more casual conversation.