Michael Watt

Reconsidering Consideration in the Employment Law Context

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in Rosas v. Toca, 2018 BCCA 191 has changed the law of contract variation. This decision will be important for employment lawyers to consider when varying employment agreements …

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No ‘adorable’ way to discuss wage discrimination

This time last year the Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about making less than her male co-stars after the Sony hack revealed payroll figures on the internet. She questioned whether she had failed as a negotiator when her male …

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Do you have a workplace harassment policy and program? – It’s a requirement

We take this opportunity to remind you that every employer in British Columbia is required to develop, implement and maintain both a workplace harassment policy and workplace harassment program. This obligation stems from section 115 of the Workers Compensation Act

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