Employment Law

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…

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…

Standard End to Employment Relationships Employment relationships generally end in one of two ways. The employee quits. This is a unilateral decision by the employee, and subject to any notice requirements the employee can quit his…

Employees can be fired “without cause” in B.C. This means that you can simply be asked to leave, with no reason given for the termination of your employment. Here’s a Q&A for anyone who has faced…

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Learn what mitigation means when you get fired

If you have just been fired, you might have heard the word “mitigation” used by your company, or from a lawyer. It’s an important concept to understand in order to protect your rights. Here’s an explanation…

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Six Answers you Need About Severance Today (Before you get Fired)

Companies fire employees every day. Most people never expect to be fired.  Most people are not ready for the emotional and financial costs of a surprise dismissal. Here are six answers employees should learn before being…

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Five Facebook Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace

Employees should be careful when combining personal social media and their job. It is a smart idea to keep personal social media and the workplace separate. Social media allows people to connect with others as never…

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