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With the holidays right around the corner, much will be in the media about the potential liabilities of hosting a holiday party for employees. Should you have a workplace holiday party? Also, something to consider is the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, which is now law and will be implemented shortly. Finally, did you know that starting November 30, 2013, British Columbia's government will Finally, did you know that starting November 30, 2013, British Columbia's government will waive the $20 criminal record check fee for not-for-profit organizations that hire staff to work with vulnerable children and adults?

Human Resources

Should you have a workplace holiday party?

So much is written in the media each year reminding (and warning) employers of the potential liabilities of hosting a holiday party for employees, that, as a lawyer, I wonder why an employer would take on such potential liability.

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Bill to regulate human resources profession reintroduced - again

On November 6, 2013, Bill 32, the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, passed third Reading and received Royal Assent, as amended by the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills.

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Criminal record checks available free to not-for-profit organizations

Starting November 30, 2013, British Columbia's government will waive the $20 criminal record check fee for not-for-profit organizations that participate in a program that also offers free expert advice.

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Workplace violence and harassment prevention

Updated to outline the new guidelines and policies effective November 1, 2013! The guide examines Canadian employers' legal obligations with respect to workplace violence and harassment from the perspective of occupational health and safety.

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Workplace violence guide

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