Travel Agency, no frustration of contract despite pandemic

25. October 2021 0
Verigen v. Ensemble Travel Ltd., 2021 BCSC 1934 In this recent BC Supreme Court decision, the court tackled various employment issues which were directly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Verigen worked as a business development director for Ensemble Travel Ltd. (“ETL), a travel agency cooperative. Verigen’s employment was terminated without cause after 18 months of employment. In this ...

Employer Liable for Bonus, Again.

16. March 2021 0
Koski v. Terago Networks Inc., 2021 BCSC 117 Koski was dismissed without cause and without notice after 13 years of employment.  Although he had an employment contract, it did not include a termination clause.  The court found that Koski was entitled to 13 months of notice.  The court also found that Koski was entitled to ...

Does Voluntary Break in Service Affect Settlement Entitlement?

08. February 2021 0
Hetherington v Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, 2020 SKQB 110 For the purposes of determining severance entitlement, a Saskatchewan Court found that an employee worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for a total of 28 years, despite voluntarily leaving her employment for 29 months during that time. The employee was awarded damages in lieu of ...

Termination Without Cause While on Short-Term Disability: Does it Warrant Aggravated Damages?

11. June 2020 0
Martin v. Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited, 2018 BCSC 2557 The employee brought a summary trial application for wrongful dismissal. There was no question that the employee was terminated without cause. The parties disagreed on the length of reasonable notice, the quantum of reasonable notice, and whether or not aggravated damages were warranted. Despite the ...

BC MINIMUM WAGE INCREASED ON JUNE 1, 2020

01. June 2020 0
The BC government is moving ahead with their planned 75 cent/hour increase to the minimum wage, which comes into effect on June 1, 2020.  This increase brings the minimum wage to $14.60/hour and is the third increase in a series of four scheduled increases as part of the government’s plan to bring the minimum wage ...