Probationary Period for New Employees

Is a new employee automatically subject to a probationary period? No. If you want your new employee to go through a probationary period, then you should clearly state that in in the employment agreement. The reason for having a probationary period is to help the...

What You Need to Know About Working Notice

What should I know about working notice? In Canada, an employer that wants to terminate an employment relationship without cause, must give the employee notice, or pay in lieu of notice. If the employer gives notice and requires the employee to work though the notice...

Are Employees Entitled to Coffee Breaks?

Do I have to give employees coffee breaks? The Employment Standards Act (British Columbia), does not require an employer to provide employees with coffee breaks. The only requirement imposed by the Employment Standards Act is to provide a half hour lunch break, after...