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A job can end when an employee quits, or when an employee is fired or laid off. Anytime a job ends, employees should return all company property. Companies can be protective of their property, which can include supplies, inventory, computer devices, documents or digital information. There can be severe consequences to keeping company property. For …

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Press Release March 22, 2017. The largest employment and labour law firm in B.C. dedicated to helping employees is opening an office in Surrey. HHBG Lawyers* comprises 14 lawyers.  Since 2001, the firm has been providing employment and labour law advice to B.C. clients through their office in downtown Vancouver.  As of March 2017, HHBG …

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In British Columbia, employers have two options when deciding to dismiss an employee: just cause, or without cause. Just Cause – No Severance An employer can dismiss an employee “for cause”, which means that they have a good and obvious reason for letting the employee go. These are rare, as a just cause dismissal is …

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