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There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Are Unpaid Interns Worth the Price?

While it is common for many organizations to use unpaid interns, volunteers and/or practicum students to perform important functions, these unpaid positions may in fact truly be employees and can end up costing you much more than you anticipated. While the British Columbia Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) itself does not specifically define the terms of […]

 

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Time Off to Vote On Election Day

With the upcoming federal election on Monday, October 19, 2015, we thought it would be useful to review the obligations of employers to provide their employees with time off to vote. The Canada Elections Act says everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours during voting hours to vote on election day. […]

 

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