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HR Done Right! Tips from an Employment Lawyer

Our Employment & Labour Lawyers provide tips and answer top HR questions regarding management and legal compliance at the workplace received from Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals.

Are Electronic Signatures (E-Signatures) Valid?

For centuries, writing your name (usually in cursive) has been proof enough that you agreed to be bound by a contract. Widespread adoption of electronic signatures (aka e-signatures) is changing the landscape. While some documents require extra security, like witnesses or notarization, but most of the contracts you would have signed in ink 20 years ago now only require a few clicks of a mouse. 

Expedited Workplace Closures: New BC Public Health Order (updated April 28, 2021)

Our Employment Lawyers review the New BC Public Health Order (effective April 12, 2021) putting employers at risk for Expedited Workplace Closures. | KSW Lawyers

BC COVID-19 Response FAQs for Employers

Our Employment Lawyers answer top Employer questions regarding BC Covid19 response, vaccinations at workplace, employees following public health orders and more. | KSW Lawyers

Employee’s Opinion on Mask Wearing Not Protected Under the BC Human Rights Code – Tribunal Dismisses Claim Against Employer

Our Employment Lawyers summarize recent BCHRT decision confirming that an employee’s objection to wear a mask, based on his opinion was not a belief protected by the Human Rights Code. | KSW Lawyers

Alberta Court Rules 20% Reduction in Compensation in Response to COVID Pandemic = Constructive Dismissal

Our Employment Lawyers summarize recent court decision where Employer’s implementation of a COVID-19 related Cost Reduction Program amounted to constructive dismissal. | KSW Lawyers

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