The bloggers of BC Employer Advisor issued our first Month in Review to summarize our most recent posts.
Visit the summary here.
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Employment in Canada is not “at will”. But is at will employment really all it’s cracked up to be? Does it make the United States a friendlier place for employers?
We don’t think so and we are happy to engage Jeff Polsky in the discussion.
Jeff started this on the California Employment Law blog with a post, Like a Whole Different Country, suggesting that being an employer without at will employment was too scary to contemplate. Well, the fact is that employers in Canada are doing just fine, thank you very much, having traded the lottery of at will … Continue Reading
Big news from Ontario on overtime claims – the Court of Appeal will allow claims for statutory overtime by CIBC and Bank of Nova Scotia employees to proceed as class actions.
Fortunately for British Columbia employers, such class actions are still not possible in British Columbia.
CIBC won the first two rounds of the fight, and BNS was hoping to get the same break at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Instead, both class action claims have been certified, allowing the overtime claims on behalf of the banks’ employees to proceed. Subject to appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada, employees … Continue Reading