An employer may terminate and employee for many different reasons, such as: selling the business; employee misconduct; bankruptcy; business restructuring; and many others. It would be impossible to cover all scenarios in this one post. However, we can offer some general guidelines for all employers, who need to embark upon the unfortunate situation of firing an employee.
There has been some news that a number of changes to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) have started on September 1, 2019. This comes after the Canadian government recently stated a number of amendments from Bill C-63, Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2, and Bill C-86, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2. These legislation amendments will affect the rights and responsibilities of an estimated 900,000 federal employees and about 18,000 federally regulated employers.
These specific amendments relate to Part III of the Code, the labour standards that are related to many different topics from vacations, breaks, leaves of absences, holiday pay, scheduling, and more.
As part of our “claim time limitations” series we have covered many specific scenarios from general tort claims and employment dispute / human rights claims, as well as divorce/separation claims and claims against municipalities too. In this post, we want to touch on time limitations when it comes to Builders Liens. Please see below for more details.
Getting fired or “let go” from an employer is not a pleasant scenario. This is especially the case if an employer fails to abide by their legal obligations. This post will address wrongful dismissals and the process for filing claims. Please see below for more details on what constitutes a valid wrongful dismissal claim (and what does not), as well as some details to keep in mind for anyone thinking about submitting such a claim.
Everyone wants to be financially secure, and for many this means being employed by an employer. Although we want to stay optimistic about how the employer treats their employees, there are still cases where employers treat employees unfairly and may in fact be breaking the Employment Standards Act (ESA). If you find yourself witnessing this type of situation, you may want to think about filing a formal complaint claim. If you do in fact want to file an employment standards complaint claim in BC, it’s important to know the amount of time you have to file if there are any deadlines.
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