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  • Photo: "We tried to save the innovation economy" by henribergius is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
What happens when a smoker does not want to stop smoking, but whose adjacent neighbor is a non-smoker with a health condition? Let's say the health worsens with exposure to second-hand smoke.  Let's also say they live in a strata...

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Many organizations have policy manuals. They are a collection of policies which set out how certain issues are to be handled within the organization.  Examples include vacation, job protected leaves such as maternity or parental leave, dress codes, hours of...

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  • "Canadian Bills/Coins" by anitakhart is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
When is an employer able to make deductions from a British Columbian employee’s wages?    Section 21 of the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (ESA) states that except as permitted by provincial or federal legislation,  “an employer must not, directly or...

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How many times have you heard it?   You ask for important information on wait lists to get into a desired program: how many people are on the wait list? How many in a certain category?  You ask for certain information about...

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If you have filed a Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) claim within the past 15 years or so in BC, you may be well aware that dealing with the B.C. WCB can extremely frustrating. In 1917, the Workers Compensation Act (the...

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The Supreme Court of Canada recently declined to hear an interesting case that considered whether a parent had discriminated in a babysitting ad. The case arose from an ad posted on Kijiji by a mother looking for a babysitter to take...

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  • DRUGS, ALCOHOL & WORK
Are you an employer with workers who may perform safety sensitive activities, but without a drug and alcohol policy and testing regime in place? Do you work with one or more colleagues who may perform safety sensitive activities? If so, and...

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  • MEDIATING & RESOLVING DISPUTES
Why not do it yourself -- write your own contract, that is?  In today’s age, there is no shortage of readily available tools, allowing you to do just that. Stationery supply stores carry self-help books on how to write your own...

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In short, it is a fiction.  Privacy does not exist on the internet. This includes on social media. Most of us would consider it creepy if someone was to be following us around, lurking in the shadows, watching - and recording,...

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