Our Federal Court has dismissed a court challenge by two unions against HD Mining. The unions claimed that the company hired more than 200 temporary Chinese workers for its coal mine in Tumbler Ridge in northeastern BC, while deliberately ignoring or passing over many qualified and willing Canadian applicants. The International Union of Operating Engineers,… → Read More
The bloggers of BC Employer Advisor issued our first Month in Review to summarize our most recent posts. Visit the summary here.
On July 25, 2012 the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner released an investigation report regarding the use of employment related criminal record checks by the Government of British Columbia. The Commissioner concluded that the Government’s current policy with respect to criminal records checks contravenes the Freedom of Information and Protect of Privacy Act as, among… → Read More
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… → Read More
There has been a lot of recent talk of employers asking job applicants for social media passwords. The idea is fraught with problems for employers and it is far from clear that the information gained makes the problems and risks worthwhile. Many of the issues are usefully canvassed in a piece in today’s Globe. BUT… → Read More
The world’s economic struggles continue and Canada’s economic recovery is affected. Even so, we at least are doing relatively well and one measure is renewed talk of the challenge of recruiting and retaining talent. While unemployment remains high, many skilled job openings are unfilled. This is both a current drag on economic growth and a long-term concern that we may be… → Read More