British Columbia Employer Advisor Blog: Month in Review

This is our Month in Review, gathering September’s posts on our British Columbia Employer Advisor blog. Follow the links to any of these specific posts, or visit the blog at where you can sign up to get each new post as it is published. As always, your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

November 1 Deadline for Bullying Policy  – Policy and Other Steps Required
By Earl Phillips on September 30th, 2013

WorkSafeBC’s requirements for establishing and implementing a policy on bullying and harassment take effect on November 1. The policy sets out 9 specific requirements and we have previously suggested an approach to ensure you are in compliance as of November 1. Meanwhile, WorkSafeBC has promised a tool kit and guideline to assist employers. The tool…

Best of the Blogs – Items of Interest for BC Employers
By Earl Phillips on September 26th, 2013

Our firm now publishes 10 different blogs, and they often have items of interest for BC employers. Here is a sampling of recent posts: Customer Contacts on Linkedin = Property of the Employer – good news from the UK courts. Five Employment Issues Facing Retailers – similar issues for retailers in BC. Notices of Termination ...

CAW and CEP Merger Completed – New union called Unifor
By Earl Phillips on September 20th, 2013

Unifor, a new Canadian union with over 300,000 members, was created on the Labour Day Weekend. It represents the completion of the long-awaited merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and Communication Energy and Paperworkers unions. As we have previously reported, the new union has high hopes and and is making promises to do some things differently ...

Welcome Ryley!
By Christopher McHardy on September 18th, 2013

Our Vancouver office is very proud to welcome Ryley Mennie as the newest member of our National Labour and Employment Law Group team. Ryley clerked at the BC Supreme Court and was called to the BC Bar earlier this year after a very successful articling year. Ryley obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature from …

Google Glass Coming to Your Workplace – Are you ready?
By Earl Phillips on September 5th, 2013

Wearable computing is creating quite a stir, and its likely introduction into the workplace is worth preparing for. Google Glass is still in field trials and not generally available, but already it has been banned from places that don’t want people to be able to compute, take photos, record, access the internet, and generally be …