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What do I do if I’ve been fired or laid off?

What do I do if I’ve been fired or laid off? Have you just lost your job and are wondering what to do next?  The steps you take right after you’ve lost your job can have a huge impact on the severance or settlement you wind up getting. In this blog, we go over exactly [...]

By |2020-12-21T09:27:43-08:00December 16th, 2020|Loss of a Job|

The Law Behind “I Quit” (Video) Link to read article: The law behind “I quit” Transcript: Do I have to give notice to my employer before I quit? In British Columbia, there’s nothing in the Employment Standards Act that says you have to give your employer notice before you quit. But that’s not the end of the story. You may have [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:45:39-07:00December 9th, 2020|Law Videos, Wrongful Dismissal|

The law behind “I quit”

There’s more to leaving a job than saying “I quit” and packing your stuff into a cardboard box. Before resigning from your employment, you should consult a lawyer to determine what your legal rights and obligations are - and what rights or compensation you might be giving up by leaving. Do I have to [...]

2020 Business Excellence Awards Nomination

We are pleased to announce that Labour Rights Law has been nominated for the 2020 Business Excellence Awards brought by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce. Every year, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce publicly recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations, and professionals for their hard work and innovation within our community. Each of the nominated businesses and individuals [...]

By |2021-07-05T11:23:41-07:00October 28th, 2020|The Firm|

Recalled or Rehired? – Returning to Work After Covid-19 Layoffs

What are the differences between being "recalled" and "rehired" when returning to work after Covid-19 layoffs? As government restrictions on workplaces are becoming more relaxed, businesses that have laid off their workers due to the pandemic can now begin rebuilding their teams. However, employees who are hired back should be aware of the legalities surrounding their [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:46:24-07:00October 21st, 2020|BC Employment Standards Act, Covid-19, Loss of a Job, Tips|

End of CERB: What does it mean for People on Income Support?

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) ended on 26 September 2020 and has been replaced by the Canada Recovery Benefit (“CRB”). The CRB is available for those who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (“EI”) or had their employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. Eligible individuals can receive $500 per week [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:10:42-07:00October 20th, 2020|Covid-19, Tips|

Can I Refuse Unsafe Work?

Yes, a worker has the right to refuse unsafe work. If a worker has reasonable cause to believe that carrying out a task or job will cause imminent harm or undue hazard to the health and safety of themselves and the people around them, they have the right to refuse to carry out the task [...]

By |2022-08-29T17:57:30-07:00October 20th, 2020|Health and Safety, Workers Compensation|