September 30, 2013 marks the deadline for comments on the British Columbia Legal Institute’s “Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act for British Columbia” (the “Consultation Paper”). The Consultation Paper was published earlier this year, and recommends the implementation of franchise legislation in B.C. This legislation, which will encompass provisions on disclosure, the duty of fair dealing, rights to rescission, and damages for misrepresentation, will impose significant statutory obligations on franchisors. For a summary of the BCLI’s tentative recommendations to the B.C. Legislature, click here (insert hyperlink to first blog post).
Interested parties have an opportunity to contribute to this … Continue Reading
The following British Columbia Employer Advisor post by Earl Phillips may be of interest to readers of this blog:
Surveillance by Union Allowed
Two different panels of the BC Labour Relations Board have made findings in favour of a union’s covert video surveillance at the IKEA store in Richmond, BC. The store has operated behind a picket line since May 13. Read more.… Continue Reading
The following Ontario Employer Advisor blog post by Daniel Pugen may be of interest to readers of this blog:
Five Employment Issues Facing Retailers
I am fortunate in my practice to work with clients in different industries, ranging from healthcare and social services to traditional manufacturing. Although employment laws generally apply to all industries in much the same way, there are usually certain issues that some industries face more than others. This is very true of many clients I assist in the retail industry. Read more.
This post was republished in the August 2013 issue of the Canadian Labour … Continue Reading