Coronavirus: Advice for Employers

10. February 2020 0
The World Health Organization recently declared novel coronavirus (“coronavirus”) a global health emergency. Countries across the world are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the infectious virus. In light of the current situation and potential for escalation, employers should be cognizant of their workplace duties relating to these types of health scares. Prevention Employers ...

UBER NOT GIVING UP ON ARBITRATION CLAUSE WITHOUT A FIGHT

27. January 2020 0
While Uber made its highly anticipated arrival in British Columbia last week, the leading ridesharing company is awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on the validity of an arbitration clause in their contracts with drivers. Uber is a Netherland based company but operates worldwide treating their drivers as Independent Contractors. When an ...

5 TIPS FOR USING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS IN THE HIRING PROCESS

07. October 2019 0
In our other blog posts, we have strongly encouraged employers to use written employment agreements for their employees.  Here are some useful tips to consider when making employment offers with written employment agreements. When making a verbal or written employment offer to a prospective hire, make it clear that the offer is subject to the ...

8 Issues to Consider When Preparing to Terminate an Employee

Terminating an employee is never easy.  Having an action plan will improve the experience for everyone involved.  Following are some logistical issues to keep in mind when scheduling and conducting a termination meeting.   Participants. There should be two individuals present.  One should communicate the message and the other will act as an observer. Timing.  ...

8 Practical Tips for How to Conduct a Termination Meeting

Sometimes employment relationships don’t work out and you may find yourself in the position of having to terminate an employee.  Termination is a difficult issue.  Following are some practical tips on how to approach and conduct the termination meeting.   Concisely and clearly advise the employee of the termination message.  For example, “we have come ...