J. Geoffrey Howard

Can a company fire an employee for extremist beliefs or actions?

In an era of social media, smart phones and “cancel” culture, an employee’s after-hours words or actions can quickly attract public scrutiny, outrage and ultimately employer sanctions. For example,...

Three key employer challenges in the COVID-19 era’s new normal

Employers have been reeling from the challenges posed by COVID-19 and related economic disruption since March. This article discusses three key COVID-related issues they face over the next year under...

B.C. employers should brace for impact from ESA amendments

Following through on its commitment to modernize the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the BC NDP government passed several additional important changes to the ESA effective May 30. Here are the key...