Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULS: consult a lawyer before accepting substantial changes to their compensation

Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULS: Another recent example of why employees should consult a lawyer before accepting substantial changes to their compensation. The case of Wiltse v. Seastar Chemicals ULC, 2020 BCSC 658, (“Wiltse”) illustrates how unilateral changes to employees’ contracts can lead to constructive dismissal – even where the employment contract suggests the employer [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:29-07:00June 9th, 2021|Employment Contracts|

Duty of Honest Performance in Contract Law (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yqwcGAfR9U Also read: Duty of Honest Performance in Contract Law The Supreme Court of Canada expanded the duty of honest performance in contract law in a recent December 2020 decision. I’m Madeline Harden, a lawyer at Labour Rights Law Office, your go-to virtual law firm. And after the video, if you have any questions about your [...]

By |2021-05-31T19:06:05-07:00April 12th, 2021|Employment Contracts, Law Videos|

Duty of Honest Performance in Contract Law

In December 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) expanded the duty of honest performance in contract law in its decision of CM Callow Inc v Zollinger. Facts of the case This case involved two parties, a group of condominium companies (Baycrest) and a maintenance company (Callow), who entered into a two year contract regarding [...]

By |2021-07-05T11:24:53-07:00February 25th, 2021|Employment Contracts, Loss of a Job|

Can “Frustration of Contract” be Used to End My Employment Without Notice or Severance?

Does the "frustration of contract" doctrine allow employers the right to end employment without giving notice or severance amid a global pandemic? As the pandemic continues to adversely affect business operations, there are several important considerations for both employees and employers, especially when the pandemic continues to threaten operations for the unforeseeable future. One of [...]

Two Things to Know Before Signing Your Employment Contract (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JZIY2YC4UQ Transcript: Signing an employment contract can be one of the most exciting moments in your career. But there is something very important you must know about restrictive covenants before you pick up the pen. Employees who are too eager to sign contracts that contain restrictive covenants in employment can jeopardize their ability to earn [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:42:12-07:00September 29th, 2020|Employment Contracts, Law Videos|

Don’t Sign That Employment Contract Yet! 2 Things You Need to Know First

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Employees who are too eager to sign contracts with restrictive covenants in employment can jeopardize their ability to earn a living going forward. Signing an employment contract can be one of the most exciting moments in your career.  It can represent the payoff of years of education or hard work, a [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:43:09-07:00June 15th, 2020|Employment Contracts, Tips|

How Much is a Severance Package?

What is Severance Pay? Learn About Severance Pay Make no mistake, in British Columbia (BC) employees have few rights when it comes to dismissal from employment and associated severance pay or packages.  Unless you have negotiated terms of dismissal and severance in a unique employment contract or you are a union member, the terms of [...]

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