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COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020

 

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

 

COLUMN: The challenge of growing a garden

When I was growing up, I spent countless hours in my grandparents’ huge garden

  • Mar 20, 2020

 

Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?

How to go about dealing with an organization that may be treating you unfair

Kootnekoff: Paid and protected leave proposed in B.C. for domestic violence victims

The legislative amendments will assist employees impacted by ‘domestic or sexual violence’

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

She died from ovarian cancer in her mid 40s soon after I was born

Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

When is a resignation from a workplace valid?

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Canadian courts are increasingly scrutinizing proposed experts for potential biases

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

Being romantically involved with a coworker isn’t illegal but can be problematic

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration

What are the risks involved in fixed term employment contracts?

Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages

The popularity of social media gives rise to a whole new group of potential defamation claims

Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath

Imagine you have a very good case against a very large player