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British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition
This valuable and concise resource provides readers with quick answers to their employment law questions and helps them navigate the changing legal landscape
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Employment law provides a wide range of rules that “influence, control or direct” the employment relationship – from hiring, conditions of work and severance, to the formation of unions and collective bargaining rights. Through this long-awaited third edition of British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, readers will gain a foundational understanding of the various aspects of the province’s employment law regime.
A Handy Companion
Written in accessible and straightforward language, British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand the rights and obligations of employers and employees in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Authored by Harris & Company LLP, a prominent B.C. law firm, this volume provides the substantive information required to address the employment law questions from lawyers to human resources professionals.
In this completely rewritten edition, readers of this useful reference guide will find:
- Updates that reflect recent changes to employment and labour legislation in British Columbia
- Easy-to-access information about employment-related rights and obligations
- An examination of future trends, including a brief discussion of events such as the COVID-19 pandemic
Practical Reference Manual
British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition would be a particularly useful resource for:
- Human resources professionals seeking an overview of areas of employment law where they must make decisions to minimize liability
- Employment lawyers and in-house counsel who need a quick review of employment law issues to avoid claims
- Students who are studying or interested in learning the essentials of employment law in B.C.
- Owners and managers as a handy quick reference guide to their important employment law issues arising in the workplace
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Employment contracts
Chapter 2: Minimum terms of employment – The Employment Standards Act
Chapter 3: Other restrictions on terms of employment
Chapter 4: The workers’ compensation scheme and workplace health and safety
Chapter 5: The arrival of a trade union
Chapter 6: The relationship with a union
Chapter 7: The collective agreement
Chapter 8: Looking ahead