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March 2015 Archives

Ensure that your restrictive covenants are fair and precise

Because information is the key to success for so many businesses, non-compete and non-solicitation clauses have become a common aspect of employment agreements in Canada. These kinds of restrictive covenants are meant to limit an employee's ability to start working for an employer's competitor or bolster a new employer's business by hurting that of the former employer.

Premier steps in after trade council sues BC Hydro

The Site C hydroelectric project planned for construction on the Peace River is the largest public infrastructure project in the history of the province. When complete, the $8 billion endeavor is expected to provide clean, affordable power to people in B.C. for more than 100 years. Construction on the site is expected to commence in summer 2015, providing about 10,000 construction jobs.

Non-compliance with safety regulations blamed for violent incidents in B.C. hospitals

Statistics from WorkSafeBC show that, between 2005 and 2012, more than 3,720 health care workers suffered injuries because of violence at work. That figure is particularly alarming when you consider that, during the same period of time, 241 workers in law enforcement were injured.

Former Sears employee claims high revenue estimates led to wrongful dismissal

A company's high-level business decisions can have repercussions throughout the entire organization, and unfortunately sometimes the decision to restructure a struggling business results in dismissal of employees. However, in some cases, the manner and timing of dismissal may give employees grounds for a collective wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

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