Let’s NOT Kill All The Lawyers

              “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” ...

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Workplace Theft

"If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?”               “Tuco”, in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly ...

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COVID Claims Continue to Fail

As time passes and more COVID-related claims are adjudicated, it’s becoming apparent that judges aren’t feeling a lot of sympathy for employees hoping to capitalize, financially. ...

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Easy Come, Easy Go

A few years ago, I wrote an article – Honey, I Shrunk the Family (Status)! – addressing the concept of “family status” discrimination in the province of B.C.  In particular, that article dis...

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CIBC Agrees to Pay the Piper $153 Million

The 1842 poem, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”, by Robert Browning tells a cautionary tale of a rat-infested German city which agreed to pay a stranger to rid Hamelin of its vermin. The Pied Piper did so as ...

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No Vaccine, No Job, No E.I. Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic may no longer be front of mind for many of us (we’re now focused on unidentified flying objects getting shot down over our territory), but the courts continue to churn through the multitude of...

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Turnabout Is Fair Play

Employers and employment lawyers come to learn, pretty quickly, that the world of employment law involves lots of decisions awarding money to employees.  It almost never involves employees being ordered to pay money...

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It’s Payday… We Hope You Like Boots!

Come and listen and I’ll tell you ‘bout a thing called pay, it’s gotta be in dollars, there ain’t no other way....

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Resignation and Dismissal – Similar But Not The Same

It is a frequent occurrence in my practice that disputes arise over whether an employee has resigned from employment or has been dismissed.  “You quit!  No, you fired me!” is the employment equivale...

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