Tag: employment

8 Things to Include in an Employment Contract

Some employees are hired pursuant to a verbal contract of employment. For others, the terms of the contract are set out in a formal written agreement. Written or oral, the agreement between employer and employee is a contract. If some terms of the agreement are uncertain, then basic rights and obligations are implied at law. In addition, all employment agreements…

COVID-19: Extended Temporary Layoffs in B.C.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, the B.C. Ministry of Labour announced a change to the B.C. Employment Standards Act. More specifically, temporary layoffs are now extended to 16 weeks. This is a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and its unprecedented effects on the labour market. The B.C. government changed its employment regulations in order to match the Canada Emergency Response…