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November 1, 2023

Constructive Dismissal in BC Canada

Protecting your Workplace Rights: The Essentials of Constructive Dismissal in BC

Constructive dismissal is a complex but important concept in employment law, designed to protect the rights of employees. In British Columbia, Canada, as in other provinces, constructive dismissal occurs when an employer makes fundamental changes to an employee’s job or working conditions without their agreement, effectively forcing the employee to leave their job. Let’s look […]

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Termination Notice Period

Employment Protection in BC: Understanding Reasonable Notice Periods

In the realm of employment law, the concept of “reasonable notice” plays a crucial role in safeguarding the rights of employees in British Columbia, Canada. It ensures that when an employer terminates an employee without just cause, they provide sufficient notice or compensation. Let’s examine what reasonable notice periods are, how they are determined, and

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Covid-19 Impact on Termination Practices

The COVID-19 Effect: How Termination Practices in BC Have Evolved

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped many aspects of our lives, including the way businesses operate and manage their workforce. In British Columbia, as in the rest of the world, the pandemic has left a significant mark on termination practices. Let’s look at some impacts of COVID-19 on termination practices in BC. Temporary Layoffs and Government

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group terminations, layoffs

Group Terminations in British Columbia: Exploring Rules and Obligations for Employers

Terminating employees is a challenging task that employers sometimes must face, and when it comes to group terminations, the complexities can increase significantly. In British Columbia, like many other jurisdictions, there are specific rules and obligations that employers must adhere to when terminating a group of employees at once. This article delves into the key

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Understanding “Without Cause” Terminations in British Columbia: Navigating Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

Terminating an employee’s contract is a significant step that employers may need to take for various reasons. One form of termination that commonly arises is the “without cause” termination, where an employee is let go without being attributed any specific wrongdoing or performance issues. In this blog, we will delve into the concept of “without

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Severance Packages in British Columbia: Crafting Fair and Compliant Solutions

Severance packages play a crucial role in the employment landscape, offering financial and transitional support to employees when their employment comes to an end. In British Columbia (BC), as in many jurisdictions, creating appropriate severance packages involves a careful balance of fairness and compliance with legal requirements. This blog will look into the best practices

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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