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Unpaid Internships: The Views of a Survivor!

Last week a Craigslist post made the rounds of my social circle in Vancouver. It advertised an exciting opportunity for a peppy, earnest young person to become a “Barista Intern”, to learn to handle, and I quote, “thirst and hunger requirements.” Needless to say, it was torn apart and taken down not long after. It […]

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Grady Mitchell
Grady Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer living in Vancouver, BC.
 

Regulation of Employment Agencies

  . . .  the essential duty of the employment service shall be to ensure . . . the best possible organization of the employment market as an integral part of the national programme for the achievement and maintenance of full employment and the development and use of productive resources. – International Labour Organization, Employment […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Kymbat Yermekbayeva
Kymbat Yermekbayeva is an MBA student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (2014).
 

Joshua Beckie
Joshua Beckie earned his B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in 2014.
 

Bench Press 38-5: Balancing Work and Family

Fiona Johnstone began a long odyssey through Canadian courts when she encountered difficulties in finding childcare for her two toddlers so that she could continue to work for Canada Border Services. A childcare expert testified that Ms Johnstone faced a very difficult work environment: different shifts at different times and different days including weekends, overtime, […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Vicarious Liability: The Legal Responsibility of Employers

“It is right and just that the person who creates a risk bears the loss when the risk ripens into harm.” – Bazley v. Curry, 1999 CanLII 692 (SCC) Introduction After the massive train derailment disaster last summer in Lac Mégantic, Quebec, the chief executive of the train company was roundly criticized for what appeared […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Louis Bontorin
Louis Bontorin recently graduated with a B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
 

Occupational Health and Safety 3: Ticket Offences at Work

Introduction Most Canadians are familiar with “tickets” for minor offences.  If we have personal experience at all with the legal system, it is most likely through receiving the occasional ticket for parking, seat belts, rolling through a stop sign, speeding or some other traffic offence.  There are several other regulatory subjects that are enforced by […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Evan Knight
Evan Knight is a final year student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 


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