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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – What’s Next? (Part 2)

I began a discussion, last week, about how the clock has started ticking in relation to laid-off employees and the status of their employment relationships.  The point of that bulletin was to instigate planning for...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – What’s Next?

Here we are, entering week three (or is it four… or six?) of the post-social world in which we’re living.  Many employers have curtailed their operations (or totally shut them down) or have switched to...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – ESA Changes Coming

The times, they are a changin’, and so too is B.C.’s Employment Standards Act (ESA).  The following is a B.C. government announcement issued on March 23rd… ...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – Phase 3 Arrives

It seems to me that (from the perspective of an employment lawyer at least) we’re now entering phase 3 of the coronavirus/COVID crisis.  Phase 1 was marked by the question, “Can I tell an employee to sta...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – Layoff Edition

It’s only been 3 days since my last bulletin about the coronavirus and the workplace, but things are changing, and fast.  The questions I am receiving from employers have evolved once again.  ...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At Work – Week Two

It’s been about 5 days since I published my first article dealing with coronavirus and the workplace, but it seems like a year has passed. A lot has changed in the last week. The questions I am receiving from employers have evolved...

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Tackling The Coronavirus At The Office

Just when I thought there was nothing new in the world of employment law, along came something called the coronavirus (or COVID-19). Why is that of any importance to employers and employees (and employment lawyers)? It’s important ...

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Avoiding the Term Contract Trap

“We’re here for a good time… not a long time.”   ...

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Restoring ‘Working Notice’ as a Termination Strategy

Somewhere, in a galaxy far, far away, many h.r. professionals and lawyers developed the following default approach to terminating the employment relationship… the decision is made, in secrecy, to terminate the relationship...

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