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Unformatted text preview: Employment Law in British Columbia Prepared by: The Labour & Employment Group SFU Engineering Science (ENSC) 406 February 12, 2007 3000 Royal Centre P.O. Box 11130 1055 West Georgia Street Vancouver BC Canada V6E 3R3 Phone: 604.687.6575 Fax 604.641.4949 www.bht.com E-Mail: Labour@bht.com Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................1 II. THE COMMON LAW...........................................................................................................1 A. DUTIES OF AN EMPLOYER ..............................................................................................1 (a) Reasonable Notice.......................................................................................................1 (b) Cause...........................................................................................................................2 (i) Theft.........................................................................................................................2 (ii) Dishonesty...............................................................................................................2 (iii) Wilful Disobedience..................................................................................................3 (iv) Insolence and insubordination..................................................................................4 (v) Conflict of Interest....................................................................................................4 (vi) Incompetence ..........................................................................................................4 (vii) Intoxication...............................................................................................................4 (viii) Absenteeism or Lateness.........................................................................................4 (c) Bad Faith......................................................................................................................4 B. DUTIES OF AN EMPLOYEE...............................................................................................7 (a) Confidential Information and Trade Secrets..................................................................7 (b) Competition with Former Employer...............................................................................8 C. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS............................................................................................9 (a) Confidential and Proprietary Information.......................................................................9 (b) Non-Competition Agreements and Restrictive Covenants ..........................................10 D. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA ...........................................11 (a) Introduction ................................................................................................................11 Introduction ....
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