Top Issues Facing BC Employers
Vancouver based law firm Bull Housser Tupper has published its "Annual List of Top Issues Facing BC Employers" (December 30, 2010). In order, the five issues are:
- Employee Absenteeism - On this issue, BHT notes that "Employers need to establish a long term game plan for controlling and addressing absenteeism that is
constructive, rehabilitative, and flexible and meets the rigours of human rights legislation."
- Disciplinable Conduct - BHT states "What used to be considered straight-forward disciplinable conduct 25 years ago has become more complex as a result of human rights legislation. This is so because the legislation does not allow an employer to discipline an employee for behaviour emanating from a disability."
- Social Networking
- Restrictive Covenants - "There is no "cookie-cutter" approach to these clauses" BHt writes, "and employers are discovering that an improperly drafted clause is the same as having no clause at all".